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#504716 04/22/19 08:18 AM
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This is my current progress














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Is that a volcano?

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After the weather beats it down some and the pond fills back up. I'm hoping It will be a small island for some banana trees and elephant ears.


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RStringer #504727 04/22/19 01:22 PM
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This is the tractor i'm using. It might take me a little while but it will get done. The wife left for the weekend with a full tank of fuel LOL. She was a lil surprised when she got home.
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


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RStringer #505571 05/09/19 11:03 AM
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Heres the volcano now

https://i.imgur.com/fQyQmXU.jpg

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RStringer #509613 07/31/19 07:43 AM
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Heres my latest picture. The pond is still drained down a little bit so I can dig it out more. I left my mower in the picture for reference. It still has a lot of work to be done before it looks nice again but it will happen.

https://i.imgur.com/WWzVKTs.jpg



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RStringer #510210 08/13/19 08:30 AM
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RStringer #510343 08/15/19 08:10 PM
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Tractor has been broke down for little over a month now. Just got it fixed last night and the wife is leaving for the weekend so some progress will be made. Can anyone tell me the easiest way to put pictures on here. I normally go thur imgur but it a hassle. Can you put them straight from your cell phone on here?


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RStringer #510348 08/15/19 09:14 PM
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I just figured out a trick today! Take a screenshot of your pic, crop it, save and upload from your phone! In the attached I intentionally left a upper border where the screenshot was cropped.
Game changer for me!
Edit: You can't really see the crop line so maybe just screenshot and upload.

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RStringer #510359 08/16/19 09:28 AM
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I get the picture 2 go under file manager. How do you get it on the post

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RStringer #510365 08/16/19 10:44 AM
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Screenshot looks good! I have not figured out how to make photos appear in the post.

RStringer #510369 08/16/19 11:38 AM
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open the image from the posted link and copy the url address.
Then go back and edit the post.
Type..."[img]" (without the quotes), paste the url address, and then type "[/img]" without the quotes. save the edit changes and it should appear like this...


Last edited by Quarter Acre; 08/16/19 01:14 PM. Reason: Fixed Type on slash location

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[quote=Quarter Acre]open the image from the posted link and copy the url address.
Then go back and edit the post.
Type..."[img]" (without the quotes), paste the url address, and then type "[img/]" without the quotes. save the edit changes and it should appear likt this...



Actually the brackets after the link have to have the forward slash IN FRONT of the img.

so it would be [img] http://blah blah blah.jpg [../img]

without the dots in front of the forward slash


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That's what I said...actually NOT! Thanks for pointing that out Canyon. I have edited my post to reflect "the truth".


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Thank you shortcut. It looks like a mess to my wife right now. I tell her when I get done people will drive from miles away to see such a display. Stole that sayin from my father in law. She always says name 2 people. Damn smartass lol

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RStringer #510388 08/16/19 02:34 PM
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This is a mess! 1ac expansion.

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That's a big expansion there. I might add 1/3 an acre. I'm hoping its 3/4 by the time I'm done


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This is a free expansion! The property is not far from town and our valley has great topsoil the dozer guy needed for several large landscaping projects. Touched base with him last night. They will be back soon to finish shaping it and connecting to the main pond. With 1100ac of watershed we need a much larger pond. This will make it about 2.5ac.


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Free is the best kind for sure. Sweet I hope it works out for ya.


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RStringer #510633 08/22/19 08:48 AM
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If this rain would stop I could get some more digging done. Gggrrr

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RStringer #510726 08/24/19 08:58 PM
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Made a little progress today. But it's all pretty wet for my small tractor but its trying lol.

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RStringer #510953 08/30/19 08:18 AM
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Wet week but got in when i could. I got the damn on the right side raised a little. It might not look like much. On my little tractor I bet I made 150 loads of dirt to make it. I'm tryin to raise my damn up bout 3 feet. I still have a long way to go on the other side.

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How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time.

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I feel like a mouse just nibbling sometimes. When I look back a picture from when i started it seems crazy. I started all of this cuz i had a low spot next to the pond that was always wet. So I figured and just expand it just a little. So much for that idea.


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
RStringer #512628 10/11/19 11:05 AM
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This is the shape I'm going for. Sorry I'm not an artist. The pier will be a firepit on the end it's about 20 feet across. I. Looking at around 2/3 - 3/4 of an acre when finished n full I hope.

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