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Corona-virus & Our Ponds
#518064 03/17/20 02:05 PM
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I suppose if a national shutdown/lock-down/curfew of sorts happens (like in San Fran) because of the Corona-virus
are most of you that don't live full time on the property going to spend your time there or at your main house?

For us I suppose it all depends on the severity of restrictions put in place in regard to this rapidly deteriorating corona-virus situation.

There is good and bad to being at both places for us.

Cons: Very tiny kitchen at property.....no washer/dryer.....tiny fridge...very limited closets, spare medical facilities

Pros: Away from populations....quiet...peaceful....fish, deer, hogs to eat, great tight knit neighbors.


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Re: Corona-virus & Our Ponds
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My pond is within 100 feet of my house. So I will be staying close to it. How far away is your pond? I wouldn't like that unless its like a weekend getaway thing.


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Our nearest neighbor is a mile away.... that is a good thing until the dummies empty the stores of everything and it’s been 4 days and nothing still. Fish and hogs might be on the menu

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Someone was boasting on Facebook about finding toilet paper and buying 100 rolls! Not just panic, but incredible selfishness. Like finding hand sanitizer and buying twenty gallons.

We intend to spend more time at our pond place, but would do that anyhow what with the warming weather & return of the CNBG to the shallows. Nice isolated place, good neighbors, nearest is a few hundred yards away. Plenty of fish for protein, but honestly I don't think we face a famine.

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Re: Corona-virus & Our Ponds
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Never use hand sanitizers myself. We have a dermal microbiome for a reason and that is to outcompete pathogens, I do wash my hands with water. Be smart and don't panic!

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Originally Posted by RStringer
How far away is your pond? I wouldn't like that unless its like a weekend getaway thing.

RS....yes it's a weekend place...72 miles from home...55 miles from work
heck I can't retire because the pond/property costs too much...lol
plus I'm not ready for pond 24/7...I love chocolate sundaes, but not 7 days a week
but it might be a nice place to hunker down during the corona pandemic


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I hear on retirement I'm still 20 years away. We just got the message today that their school is canceled for the rest of the year. Life is changing as we knew it. Hopefully it's short lived but it's more serious than some are taking it for sure. It is good idea to use sanitizer right now not just for urself but so it's not spread.


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We got shut down on the WAE egg-take... This is serious.


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Originally Posted by Snipe
We got shut down on the WAE egg-take... This is serious.


Sad.......... so another year without saugeye and you won't get to attempt the perch hybrid. You had big plans for this spring. Sorry to hear.


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Re: Corona-virus & Our Ponds
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We are in uncharted waters.....


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

Re: Corona-virus & Our Ponds
Sunil #518103 03/18/20 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Sunil
We are in uncharted waters.....

Sunil I just used that exact same quote to a customer inquiring what our plans were.

Like I tell family, friends, customers, employees, contractors who are worried...(and rightfully so)

"We are going to do the best we can, until someone in authority says we cant"


Fishing has never been about the fish....

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Re: Corona-virus & Our Ponds
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We do field services at small, medium, and large industrial sites in the USA and around the world, and we have to travel by car, airplane, and even boat.

Our business is being turned over inside out.

Jobs are being cancelled left and right.


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

Re: Corona-virus & Our Ponds
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Ohio's Governor holds multiple press conferences every day, and seems to need a new way to disrupt the economy and trample our civil liberties at each and every one.

Now for the part that doesn't need moderated. I am fortunate enough to have my ponds on my home ground.


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So much for self-moderation!!!!


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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In the larger scheme of things this is not new. The only constant is and always has been - change - it never stops.
















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I work in industrial factories, mainly the one in my home town. All work travel has been suspended and, it seems, that the "atmosphere" revolving around the pandemic is changing every day. I may find myself without a factory to work at should we decide to shut down for a period...

If that happens, I'm going to look at the bright side, take some vacation, and get all the "spring cleaning" items on my pond list done that may otherwise not get done. The pond is a part of my immediate yard., therfore, part of my refuse.


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The coronavirus saved our car. We were supposed to be at friend's house for coffee this morning. They called it off a couple days ago because of "social distancing" . This morning a big tree fell across their driveway right where our car would have been parked at that time. It would have hit right in the middle of the roof. Whew!

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We are pretty well fixed at the farm. Daughter brought the grandkids out to keep them isolated but not bored. Lots of fish in the cage and game in the fields.


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Nice crappie Tbar!


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This virus is not a joke, let me say.
There are thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of infected here and we have not yet reached the peak.
We are almost all forced to stay at home, except those who work in agriculture and food in general. All stores are closed except for groceries. Schools of all grades and universities are closed. Almost all the factories are closed.
The economy is collapsing.
It is a terrible situation and it is not known how long it will go on like this.
You shouldn't underestimate the situation, stay at home with your family and don't meet anyone.
If you really have to go and buy food, do it with an appropriate mask and stay at least 6 feet from anyone else.
We are running out of critical care beds.
People are dying and dying alone because nobody is allowed to approach, not even close relatives. It's so sad...
Take care and may the Lord help us all.


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Be safe Filippo!

I agree the virus is real and we need to be very smart in dealing with it. Avoid crowds, stay home as much as possible, wash those hands all day long. However just for some perspective in the US we have had about 160 deaths from Corona-virus and 22,000 deaths in the US this flu season. Very sad for Italy. I pray that the corona-virus is under control soon. Tell those Spring Breakers in Florida to stop!


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Flippo, we have updates on Italy almost daily here in the US, and all I see are proud and strong people. I hope you and your loved ones are ok, and that the tide turns soon. Despite this horrific event, and the toll it's taking there, your country is showing the world how communities can come together for the good of all.

Stay in touch, and I hope things improve soon.


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Filippo, so sorry your country has been hit hard. Right now it appears that Italy and Iran are having the worst time. From what I hear, the vast majority of Italian casualties are very old and/or suffering from multiple preexisting health issues.

For US pondmeisters, I'd like to share reason for optimism. Hope this Nobel winner is right! If he is, we should see much better times in a couple of months.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archi...2a-bxJ0lZGoBbd8bpp9QUDQ6WxOQrXO3eE_CB_7k

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Filippo, I'm sure hope things make a quick turn around. You place has taken a major hit that nobody was ready for. I never been anywhere close to a prepper but I do believe I'm going to stock some essentials from now on. Are thoughts and prayers will be with you. STAY STRONG and keep is updated with everything going on.


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From what I'm hearing from friends and co-workers who have family members working in gov't (so not direct info.), the gov't wants to shut things down more than what the status quo is...

At this stage, who knows what that means??


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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