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My pond being dug! with pics!!!
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I am going to post pics of my pond being dug and post pics and updates as it progresses, as of now has been getting worked on for 5 days. Enjoy the pics and I look forward to your pics and comments!








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Dinsmoreoutdoors #409436 04/27/15 07:16 PM
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My east Texas pond project has gone nowhere for 2 1/2 months -- too wet! -- so it is good to see dirt being moved. Good luck and keep us posted! grin


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Dinsmoreoutdoors #409491 04/28/15 08:21 AM
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Oh yea!! I am gathering stuff up for structure now so I can start placing it soon as they are done, from the springs and the rain water flowing in, looks like my pond will fill up quick. Kepp checking back for updated pictures!


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How big of pond will this be when it is done?


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Dinsmoreoutdoors #409547 04/28/15 05:50 PM
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Just over a acre BLUE


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Now that is a lot of dirt!!



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Exciting progress :-)


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This is awesome! How big is your property? I wanted an acre but everyone scoffed when I mentioned it because I only have 12 acres.

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it`s 10.5 acres, smaller than your place Griff


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Damn, I knew I should have gone bigger...Now I want an acre!

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Yea I still have plenty of property left, in the pics where the pond is, you are only seeing the back right corner of it. Basic math
10.5 - 1 = 9.5 acres that's still plenty of land for every thing else. I live out in the woods though and no other houses around, so I don't know if that comes into play or not.


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The Griff,

I have just over 4 acres of water (one 4 acres pond and one .25 acre mini pond) on just 18 acres of land smile If I could have flooded everything except the house I would have. Or maybe I would have bought a house boat!

Dinsmore,

looks like you are having fun. When it is done, you will be able to look at product you did yourself. May you have many happy memories.

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Hey guys! I know it been months but they have had problems finding people to buy the dirt coming out of my pond so they stopped digging, BUT I got to see what water quality I would have when it filled up and it is beautiful!! Also they have started digging again!! so I hope yall enjoy the pics and would love to hear your feedback.






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Dang Dins, that last pic could be a postcard or a promo photo for a land development project. Congratulations and thanks for posting the pics and bringing us up to date.
The Griff, let em scoff, I have a 1/4 acre pond and have had 8 yrs of grandkids havin fun and friends askin to come over.


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Gonna be pretty neat


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Originally Posted By: Dinsmoreoutdoors
Oh yea!! I am gathering stuff up for structure now so I can start placing it soon as they are done, from the springs and the rain water flowing in, looks like my pond will fill up quick. Kepp checking back for updated pictures!


Good for you. Many of us know the excitement of our first pond.

For those of us that don't know our trees what kind of trees are those around the pond?

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If pigs could fly bacon would be harder to come by and there would be a lot of damaged trees.






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Cecil, up kinda late aren't ya?


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Cecil, up kinda late aren't ya?


I wish!


If pigs could fly bacon would be harder to come by and there would be a lot of damaged trees.






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Oh yea!! I am gathering stuff up for structure now so I can start placing it soon as they are done, from the springs and the rain water flowing in, looks like my pond will fill up quick. Kepp checking back for updated pictures!


Good for you. Many of us know the excitement of our first pond.

For those of us that don't know our trees what kind of trees are those around the pond?


Thoughs are long needle pine trees


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Dinsmoreoutdoors #425571 10/02/15 07:54 PM
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Hey guy they got a lot of water drained out so I wanted to put up some more pics while I can. oh and measured it out to day. It is 136ft wide and 320ft long







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Are'nt those Long Needle Pines home to a special woodpecker that is/was on the endangered list? Also are they more popular in the northern portion of the state?


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Originally Posted By: Dinsmoreoutdoors
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Oh yea!! I am gathering stuff up for structure now so I can start placing it soon as they are done, from the springs and the rain water flowing in, looks like my pond will fill up quick. Kepp checking back for updated pictures!


Good for you. Many of us know the excitement of our first pond.

For those of us that don't know our trees what kind of trees are those around the pond?


Thoughs are long needle pine trees


Thanks. Seen quite a few in my travels in the south.

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If pigs could fly bacon would be harder to come by and there would be a lot of damaged trees.






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Originally Posted By: Bob-O
Are'nt those Long Needle Pines home to a special woodpecker that is/was on the endangered list? Also are they more popular in the northern portion of the state?


Bob there are millions of them, the land I live on was once paper company land, and they farm thoughs pine trees every for pulp wood. So no probs there


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