Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
dhadam, Brian N., MidMoAdam, Tayten b, squareacrefarm
15053 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15053 Members
36 Forums
34849 Topics
476629 Posts

Max Online: 1039 @ 03/28/13 02:44 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24014
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 18987
Dave Davidson1 13130
Theo Gallus 12335
Who's Online
11 registered (hobbyman, Bill D., Archer82, dhadam, MidMoAdam, Mal, 4CornersPuddle, John Fitzgerald, WDD, Zep, Flame), 167 Guests and 388 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3
Topic Options
#483556 - 12/02/17 02:04 AM Re: Pond Mission Impossible? [Re: PerryNZ]
PerryNZ Offline


Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 40
Loc: New Zealand
Still no sign of the awaited pontederia cordata, needed for the floating island. But the pond view-from-the-house is looking very nice.

Mother duck, five ducklings and the hydrangeas reflections. 2 Dec 2017.


Hydrangeas reflected in the pond by the setting sun. A few alstromerias in there, too.


Another view of the setting sun and hydrangeas. The Muscovies waddling off, stage right, not in a hurry, even.


The five remaining Peking ducklings and mother, taking a cruise.

Hungry things they are, too.


Edited by PerryNZ (12/02/17 06:09 PM)

Top
#483560 - 12/02/17 06:35 AM Re: Pond Mission Impossible? [Re: PerryNZ]
TGW1 Offline


Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 2046
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Perry, it looks nice. Good job
_________________________
Do not judge me by the politicians in my City, State or Federal Government.
Thank The Good Lord the government in Washington DC gets little done.
Outlawing guns will make a lot of us down here in the South
Outlaws and proud of it

Tracy

Top
#483568 - 12/02/17 08:56 AM Re: Pond Mission Impossible? [Re: PerryNZ]
FireIsHot Offline
Moderator


Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 3577
Loc: Emory TX
Gorgeous setting for sure.
_________________________
AL

Top
#483586 - 12/02/17 06:23 PM Re: Pond Mission Impossible? [Re: PerryNZ]
PerryNZ Offline


Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 40
Loc: New Zealand
We departed early Sunday morning, for the local Farmers' Market. A great place, great environment, a busker, a cuppa coffee and a delectable treat from the German baker made it a very definite 'place to be' for a light breakfast. Harald also makes a superlative sour dough rye loaf, so one of those went home with us, too. Lunch today will be mashed avocado on rye, dusted with Spike.

<where's the drooling icon?>

The Market locality also has a nearby pond, containing eels, some small fish and a few ducks. The water is largely clear, but that might be because the surface has a 70% plus cover of water lilies. I took three two litre plastic bottles and filled them carefully, from the pond edge, allowing assorted bits and pieces of pond detritus to flow into the bottles.

Somewhere - was it on this forum? - someone had said that inoculating a new pond with water-borne biota from an established and settled pond was a good thing. It might even hasten the settling-down and stabilising of our pond.

Not something that will be apparent in days, of course, but there was no great effort involved. I hope that such an action is in the category of 'might do some good and can't do any harm.'


Edited by PerryNZ (12/02/17 06:24 PM)

Top
#483588 - 12/02/17 06:54 PM Re: Pond Mission Impossible? [Re: PerryNZ]
Bill D. Online   content


Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5364
Loc: Boone County Illinois
Sounds like my kind of morning Perry. I can almost smell that sourdough bread! smile
_________________________

You'll never know what ya can catch unless you wet a line!

Top
#483590 - 12/02/17 07:18 PM Re: Pond Mission Impossible? [Re: PerryNZ]
PerryNZ Offline


Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 40
Loc: New Zealand
Well, Bill, one oddity is that the crust seems to have cement reinforcing. When I get it home, I run it under the tap, put it in a plastic bread bag, and do my best to suck all the air out, before sealing the bag.

By midday or so, it's just right. wink

Which reminds me right now, where's that carving board?

Top
#483591 - 12/02/17 07:33 PM Re: Pond Mission Impossible? [Re: PerryNZ]
4CornersPuddle Online   content


Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 187
Loc: southwest Colorado
Perry, you got me with "mashed avocado on rye, dusted with Spike". That Spike condiment is my absolute go to seasoning for nearly every meal. And, I love to cook, believe you me!

We long ago (1970s) started using Spike, first the salted then the no salt kind. I'm back to the salted Spike these days.

I've enjoyed every bit of this thread over time. Your progress with the pond is remarkable.

You've got a beautiful spot.

Top
#483598 - 12/02/17 08:08 PM I Like To Cook With Wine . . . [Re: PerryNZ]
PerryNZ Offline


Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 40
Loc: New Zealand
. . . . Sometimes I Even Add It To The Food! wink

Spike costs the earth in New Zealand, so I am a bit selective. Avocado and tomato are the two favoured items for a dusting. One of my favourites is Vogel toast with mashed avocado, topped with finely chopped tomato and red onion, then dusted with Spike.

You may call red onions Californian onions and I doubt if you could get true Vogel bread in USA. New Zealand seems to be the only place I know of in the world where Han Klisser's* original Vogel remains [almost] true-to-the-original-recipe.

I say 'almost' because, since Han sold out, the dough is made in an MDD machine, with the grains being the only ingredients that are soaked, overnight. I.e. once it was made in home-style, now it's made factory-style. And consumers are the losers - as always.

Perhaps your nearest Whole Foods Store might have something close, as an equivalent?

* I once wrote a magazine article that included details about Han's bakery, so know a little more than most on that subject.





Edited by PerryNZ (12/02/17 08:57 PM)

Top
#483600 - 12/02/17 08:17 PM Re: I Like To Cook With Wine . . . [Re: PerryNZ]
Bill D. Online   content


Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5364
Loc: Boone County Illinois
New one on me guys. Please share. What is Spike?
_________________________

You'll never know what ya can catch unless you wet a line!

Top
#483604 - 12/02/17 08:52 PM Re: Pond Mission Impossible? [Re: PerryNZ]
PerryNZ Offline


Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 40
Loc: New Zealand
Refill packs are better value:


Can use the original dispenser or any other shaker you have available.

Top
#483606 - 12/02/17 09:29 PM Re: Pond Mission Impossible? [Re: PerryNZ]
Bill D. Online   content


Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5364
Loc: Boone County Illinois
Thanks Perry, I will give it a go if I can find it locally!
_________________________

You'll never know what ya can catch unless you wet a line!

Top
#483609 - 12/02/17 10:16 PM Re: Pond Mission Impossible? [Re: PerryNZ]
4CornersPuddle Online   content


Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 187
Loc: southwest Colorado
We can get Spike at our Safeway market, our City Market (Kroger) and at natural food stores.

A sprinkle on LMB fillets makes them tasty. It is just the right thing on whitetail or antelope backstraps. Hardboiled eggs Spiked-delicious. I even enjoyed cantelope this summer with a dusting of the seasoning.

Top
#483611 - 12/02/17 10:32 PM Re: Pond Mission Impossible? [Re: PerryNZ]
PerryNZ Offline


Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 40
Loc: New Zealand
I don't think it will be hard to locate in Illinois, at all.

Top
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3

Today's Birthdays
bobguillory, cchoate, Gary R. Hoenicke, John H., Loren, Loren Willis
Recent Posts
Believe I finally found leak source
by Archer82
0 seconds ago
Draining Old Farm Pond
by MidMoAdam
27 minutes 4 seconds ago
1/2 acre ohio pond help
by dhadam
43 minutes 17 seconds ago
Wintering BG fry
by ThePondDragon
Today at 06:45 PM
Hunting 2017/2018
by Pat Williamson
Today at 12:41 PM
Dock Help!
by DonoBBD
Today at 11:42 AM
Happy Birthday DonoBBD!
by snrub
Today at 10:55 AM
lowering level for weed control
by scott69
Today at 10:29 AM
Fall and winter aeration
by Flame
Today at 08:52 AM
plankton and water temps
by TGW1
Today at 06:32 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
Deer1
Clearing pics
My Lake - Kansas
Sand Quarry
Cactus Blum Ranch proposed pond
Cactus Blum Ranch proposed pond

2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide