Ducks on a Pond
by, 04-07-2008 at 09:14 AM (2087 Views)
I know itís becoming springtime around our neck of the woods, but the title doesnít refer to baseball at all. It refers to the large pond/small lake that our family has acquired because of this area is only second behind in history for the most snowfall ever. We have had the pond build up before with heavy rains, but itís the second week of April and I canít go out in the backyard to prune our fruit trees. Also, Iím sure three to four feet of standing water for the past few weeks is not good for the fruit trees and their roots.
Sure, we could run a pump, but the only option would be to pump the water out into the street. We live on a busy street and there is an ordinance against pumping water onto the road. We have neighbors all around us.
The only bright spot about the small lake/large pond is that it will never ever enter our house. Our house sits up on a small hill and the water a few weeks ago was close to five to seven feet away. We have also endured male and female ducks who think itís a good time for a swim or bath. Iím trying to constantly chase them away. Letís face it, they are cute to look at, but I donít appreciate what they leave behind. We have nothing for them to eat and they obviously canít nest without large lake water type weeds.
Finally, weíve had a few days of sunshine and the pond is starting to recede a bit. We need about a week of consistent sunshine and wind to dry up our land and proceed to work in our backyard.
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