I have a pond, and like most people, also have fish. But, did not realize how BAD Raccoons are..I have been "hit" twice, and the loss is devistating if you take pride in your fish like I do. They will come in and "take a bath, while eating sushi". So, we built a cage top for our pond. our pond is small, so this was easier to do, but the same idea can be used for somewhat bigger ponds. This cover was made from bambo stakes and chicken wire, with zip-ties to hold it together. I can
remove it whenever " it's clear ", and I am working in the yard...BUT ALWAYS put it back on at night!!
Commented on Aug 19, 2012
lol at the cat bed ........... my rotten cats would be doing the same thing. Been thinking
abot a pond but now you have me rethinking it. My dad years ago had a problem with them in his garden, so he install low voltage fence only took them 1 - 2 times never again, even unplugged it they saw the wire said no way.
Okay I finished it was almost going to use shingles on it but as you can see I didn't. It's sealed up pretty good for weather to keep mail dry. Now someone needs to seal it to protect it whom ever the buyer is ............ maybe you ???
Commented on Aug 14, 2012
thanks I keep trying hoping that some day I can sell some of my stuff. But I'm a wood junkie /
addict which keeps me building most ends up in my yard.
My husband built the small koi pond you see in the pictures (and from the previous post I shared) earlier this year when our Bassett Hound passed away in her memory. We have thoroughly enjoyed it. But now, as summer is nearing fall, we have a lot of questions about what we need to do to winterize it. Will we need a heater? Do we run the fountain all winter? Do we remove the plants? Will the water lily survive over winter...etc. etc. etc.! We live in Tennessee, so our winters are
mild. We do have a "deep" end in the center of the pond for the fish to go down deeper. Any advice?
Commented on Aug 04, 2012
that's an awesome idea using landscape timbers, I may have to steal that / borrow it. Goggle
it maybe have to put in a heater in there during the winter .... guessing
The bench is an extra wood leftover, so I am doing it for the parents of the big planter I did last week, the mailbox is for my house, and had a friend that wanted an arbor built so I
made a kit type for them it's not done yet , but then that's another day huh .
Commented on Jul 31, 2012
$65.00 less shipping.ANYONE off hometalk will get a killer mailbox, I'll even go an extra mile
on building it to prove not that I don't do it it's called a family type discount. Okay the first 2 people to order and paid for will even get a killer price, thats NO BULL shipping is the only biggie I can't control.