Ryan Kremer wrote:hanks for posting all the BB links at the top of the thread. For me, the best ones are the BB trackers as a way of picking which ones would be most attainable for me if I were to do them. I'm sure I'm doing some of these things now, but doing these things with 3 kids 5 years old or under, I don't make time to photograph them, upload, and come back to post about it in the right places.
Kids nowadays can do so much more things than my kids.
I see toddlers sitting in car seats waving their phones or playing computer games.
Why not get your kids to take the pictures for you?
I was age 7 when I got my first camera so it seems today a 5-year-old or even a 3-year-old can take pictures.
I feel this would be a meaningful experience for them.
I am sure those kids will not take professional pictures, though they are just learning.
So much has changed since I started this thread in 2016.
The juniper in the first post (picture taken in 2013) had grown so much over the years from that picture, so when the ice storm hit Texas on Dec 31 of 2020 that tree was damaged so badly that it now looks like a big weeping willow.
That picture looks like it was taken standing on the edge of the pond that now has not had any water in it since 2016 or 2018. We used to get rain storms that would fill that pond.
And my lifestyle has changed so very much.
I hope all the information here is of some value to someone.
Barbara Manning wrote:Wow! Thanks, everyone. While I'm not a fan of mosquitoes, I don't want to do them any harm either. I like the idea of a few goldfish. I'll get a better camera see if I can get a close up. I've got some reading to do, first. Thanks for the links.
So, I am curious what those swimmers turned out to be?
While you are clearing the land for a new pasture be sure to leave some big trees to give some shade for the goats and cows.
Knowing what part of the world you are in might help with grass recommendations for the pasture. We have folks from all over the world that will love to chime in when they find out you are in their country of state.
I would suggest using native grass for your area.
You might be able to find native pasture mixes at your local feed store or seed company.
Those pipes may have been discharging something like grey water into the "aqueduct".
As a child, our town had an aqueduct and I would witness water flowing from pipes into the aqueduct. I assume with today's EPA standards most aqueducts have been abandoned as your town's aqueduct probably has been.
The wording on your deed probably gave the previous owners sometime in the past olden days access to drain their grey water into the aqueduct.
I would suggest seeking professional advice before claiming that "aqueduct" as yours.