We built a couple of ponds on our homestead and share the reasons why, how we did it and our lessons learned.
A leaky pond can be frustrating, and while good construction is the best way to avoid this problem, there are some solutions for fixing your pond when it does spring a leak.
Cattails are a common, native plant on the margins of ponds. Take time to manage them to keep them enjoyable.
Cage culture of fish has several sustainable techniques to consider adapting for a more innovative approach.
Keeping your pond healthy and its inhabitant healthy can be a challenge, but knowing the basic steps to a healthy ecosystem can keep the pond alive for years, even reverse the aging process. Let’s look at two highly recommended tools for pond maintenance, aeration and beneficial pond bacteria.
Maintaining access to a water source is one of the most important winter-time chores.
Learn the parts of a pond’s watershed and the differences between aboveground and belowground ponds to determine which pond type is the best for your property.
Cage culture can be a way to supply fish as healthy protein for your family or for a local market.
Managing expectations and learning more about your pond or lake are key in being satisfied with the benefits of having a natural body of water on your property.
Cam can't think of anywhere he'd rather be than on his own private skating rink.
Ponds serve many purposes that add an economic or recreational value to the landowner. If you own a pond or want to, read The Pond Guidebook to learn how to maintain or construct one.