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Mother Nature's Pond
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Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-11-2002 at 08:26:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]

With all the talk about ponds here is a picture of my pond in the summer. It looks better when it is all green and coverd with ducks. Located in the middle of my 40 acres. Dogs love to swim in it and comes in handy for Fires the Hellicopters can dip out of it. Mark H.

Spence    Posted 04-11-2002 at 17:44:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks good Mark. Dad and I had one dug with a dozer back in 74 but we were disapointed when he could only go 5ft. He hit flat bedrock at that depth. We found it full and cold the next morning. We discovered a spring feeding it. I drive by the property every once and awhile and can see ducks and waterfoul in it with rushes along the edge so I guess the current owner is keeping it well maintained.

LazyHorse    Posted 04-11-2002 at 16:15:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a downright beautiful setting Mark, thanks for sharing.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-11-2002 at 16:36:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the comment! The Lake is why we bought the place. Seen a add in the paper 40 acers with Good Well and a lake and a view of the mountians along with being secluded for $39,500!! I thought it was a joke drove 250 miles to see it and said SOLD here is a down payment to hold it. Sold my other place and built this place and moved. I never looked back again. Mark H.

LH    Posted 04-11-2002 at 20:18:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd say you made a very wise purchase.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-11-2002 at 20:35:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I figure I have about 135,000.00 into the works now and it is all new. I haven't seen another place like it for that price. Did all the work my self except the shell for the house and shop behind it that is 24 x 48. I built the other 2- buildings and all the interior work except the sheet rock. You can save a lot if you do your own work and trim. Now I am broke again but it is paid for. Mark H.

Jim(MO)    Posted 04-11-2002 at 12:12:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bye north central Missouri standards that's a LAKE. Beautiful !!!

Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-11-2002 at 15:57:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I call it a Lake too. People around here call them Pot Hole Lakes. Still nice to swin out to the dock during the summer. Mark H.

Les...fortunate    Posted 04-11-2002 at 09:22:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please don't take no offense at this because I don't mean any. Your pond looks great, BTW.
Back in '58 my whole family (all 7 of us) took a trip that lasted all summer across Canada and the U.S. When we were going down the Columbia River on the Oregon side somewhere near the Dalles or Bonneville Dam, dad looked across the river at Washington state where everything was brown and then up at the ledges that had been carved up by the wind. He said "Boy, those poor pioneers on the Oregon Trail must have been some discouraged when they saw this. The darn wind blows holes right through the rocks."

Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-11-2002 at 09:34:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les; There is only a few months out of the year when you would want to sell your place that is during May, June and July when every thing is nice and green. The area around me is like the outback in Astraila dry deserted and I would not want to be out in it in the olden days!! I live a little higher up so it is alittle nicer (2,800 ft.) I used to live on the coast side of the mountians but got tired of all the rain. Now I only have to mow a few times a year for fire protection. It don't grow unless you water. But it is in the Country and nice and quiet!! Neibors are a long way from the house too. We like it this way. The land was bare when we started the place 6 years ago. It has a couple more buildings now and I will have a 50 X 60 Barn in the pasture to the left of the house in a few months. Seems like work is never done when you are building your retirement home. Mark H.

bob    Posted 04-11-2002 at 11:48:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark what a beautiful place this picture could sell it quick but your like me have to carry you off place in a pine box enjoy while you can bob

Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-11-2002 at 16:02:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am not moving or building another place again. I set this one up the way I like it and my Daughter gets it when I'm gone. I am not going to a nurseing home either. It is nice to sit on the porch and watch the wildlife in the pond that's what country living is all about. The city dose not do anything for me! Mark H.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-11-2002 at 08:42:12       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is how they take water out for a nearby fire. Mark H.

Dell (WA)    Posted 04-11-2002 at 09:35:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The DNR did that to a local pond that the owner had turned into a U-catch fishing pond. All those twinkly fishies falling down thru the air, twas truely amaizing sight..........Dell

Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-11-2002 at 09:41:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dell; You can see the Duck splitting as they were dipping from it. This went on all day to get the fire out. I was under the Copter while they were dropping the water did not see any fish but I did get a nice cool mist while tring to stop the fire. I hope our drought ends soon I would like the pond to fill all the back up again. Right now it is only about haft the size. It should be about 15 acers in size when full. Mark H.

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