Howdy from Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by clutchhead, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. clutchhead

    clutchhead Monkey

    I'm an old farm boy from west central Indiana. I was lucky enough to grow up on a farm and have raised chickens and my own beef. My city girl and I now have dedicated some space so I can build a raised garden and get some chickens. Just dug a small pond partly for the looks and mostly for the security of a water supply.
    Since the world is such an upside down place I've decided to start filling my storage area . I'm doing this a little at a time but now after a few weeks I have a pretty good stash. Feels great and will be even better when the missus is on board. It's funny when she says she needs something from the store I tell her to check downstairs. she is getting it.

    Thanks for having me on board

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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey Ken!!!
  3. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Welcome! And hope you can get her on here. We need more good women to offset the guy testosterone induced gun coma's. ;)

    I'm teasing about the last bit but not about needing more good women.
  4. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

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  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Glad you joined @clutchhead. Question:
    Are you circulating this with a pump or does it have freshwater running into it? Also, liner or not.
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  6. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

  7. clutchhead

    clutchhead Monkey

    Nope no liner, it has a clay mix bottom and was in a low spot fed from woods run off. I simply dug out about 50 X 90 ft. and let it fill with an overflow into a homemade creek. The benefits are ,of course< the water supply and the security of now only allowing entry thru the driveways.

  8. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Welcome Ken! Be sure to ask if you have questions that the search doesn't "ding."
  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome, Ken. The search function will get you everything you weren't looking for, so have fun. :D
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  10. JohnSteven

    JohnSteven CHUNKY MUNKY

    Hi Ken.... I'm relatively new myself / enjoying it.
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  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Welcome. Note on the pond (good idea, that) check your local laws on water. I KNOW here (Ohio) if your pond connects to any public waterway even large enough for a guppy to swim through, it is public access and permits are required to fish it. If it is completely landlocked AND on your land, it is private, and no public access. Make sure of what applies to YOUR pond.
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  12. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    You crack me up Kell...... [taser1]
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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Best to take WATER RIGHTS seriously.... It is a completely different Set of State Statutes than any other Law in your State, and that doesn't even get into the Federal Clean Water Act, which the EPA is stretching all out of proportions, these days..... You can get yourself " Wrapped around the Axle" very easily, if you just play it by ear..... Just be Warned....
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  14. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Well, there are additional laws on wetlands. but I won't tell if you dont. they are pretty picky about messing with wetlands.
  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    no joke. I did a F2F with ohio DNR lawyers on this subject. it has to do with contamination by species from your pond to their water, and vice-versa. NOTHING can travel between them and remain private, even completely landlocked.
    your laws may differ.
  16. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Welcome. Lots of info and friendly people here.
    Wife and I lived in a fairly remote corner of northern Nevada for a time. Had a house with a 4 ft crawl space that we used to go "shopping" in because going to the grocery store for a can of beans was a long trip.
    Thinking this way obviously has other benefits as well.
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  17. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    welcome to the monkey... grab a branch and hold on
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  18. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    Welcome a FNG (or FNM?) myself, there are indeed some good monkeys in here.

    As far as the pond and Kel's warning...the state won't f with you if they don't know you got something to get f'd with over. Worry less about public access and more about public visibility. ;)

    When we bought our current home I was reminded of this the hard way. Our insurance company of 30 years sent an inspector out to allegedly just take some pictures of the front and back of our new home. A week later I get notice that they are cancelling our policy because they spotted a "pit bull" in our fenced yard. So much for a 30 year relationship with that company (Grange).

    So I find a "pit bull" friendly company (State Farm). On their questionaire I am honest that I have two sources of heat...gas and wood stove. The agent comes out for the inspection and tells me he needs to see the wood stove. OK fine...cept the wood stove is was home-made by the person who built the home back in the 60s and has no serial number. The agent admits it is a fine, well-built unit, but he has to have a serial number. After consulting with the home office...sure enough...they won't insure us because they can't verify the manufacturer of our wood stove.

    I finally did manage to get a new policy through another company...but as far as their questionnaire was concerned, my dogs are all mutts and we only have a gas furnace. Moral of the story...just as no good deed goes unpunished, neither does honesty when it comes to governments, bankers and insurance companies.
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  19. LouDog

    LouDog Monkey

    Glad to see more Hoosiers !! Welcome !
  20. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Welcome here.
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