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Old June 18th 04, 10:24 PM
matrix j
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Just wondering if rec.ponds ever does a roll call every now and then?

Just to see where everyone is from and what other interests and hobbies
they may have?

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Old June 18th 04, 11:04 PM
Newbie Bill
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Well I dont know if they do or not but here's me. I was an Air Force brat,
have lived in or around Austin since 1970 where I attended UT. We bought
this house in late October and my obsession with ponds began when I
unboarded this mysterious hole in the ground. At the same time I moved my
one man print shop into our garage, hence the posts any time of the day.
Can you tell it's been a slow day? I'm 52 going on 18 and some of my
interests include my wife, picking up our 20 month old granddaughter every
other weekend (what an unadultered joy!), fixing up our yard and home,
setting up an aquarium, baseball card collecting, spending time with my two
grown kids and immediate family - all whom live between here and San
Antonio, learning more and more not to sweat the small stuff, taking time to
smell the roses (we have 8 bushes) and appreciate all the people I am
fortunate enough to know, including my growing family here-not necessarily
in that order. I am quite spiritual though not particularly religious. I
love humor. My best friend died the same week we closed on the house and
there was so much I didnt do or tell him. I wont let that happen again. So
here goes - "I love you guys". Oh wait, that's a beer commercial and I dont
drink.
Bill Brister - Austin, Texas


"matrix j" wrote in message
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Just wondering if rec.ponds ever does a roll call every now and then?

Just to see where everyone is from and what other interests and hobbies
they may have?



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Old June 19th 04, 12:09 AM
Grandpa
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John DeBoo here, 55, retired & loving it. Have lots of hobbies such as:
grandkids (#4 will appear in Dec 04), reading good books, woodworking,
gardening, model car and larger scale model ship building, collecting
some coins & stamps (nothing of value but fun anyway) and computers.
I've a small 125 gal pond in the middle of our backyard garden with a
small fountain & waterfall (area which used to be an 18x36 swimming
pool). Lots of roses, marigolds, chrysanthemums, camomile, basil,
chives, dill, thyme, bachelor buttons, red hot pokers, onions, carrots,
garlic, parsley, zinnias, cosmos, VERY tall sunflowers (9'+ when fully
grown), dahlias, lilacs, corn, tomatos (our dogs - MinPins harvest
them), squash, portulacas & sweet alyssum bordering the small waterfall,
mexican evening primroses, canterbury bells, petunias, nasturtiums,
mint, snapdragons, daises, euphemous(sp) and a couple other goodies I
disremember the names of. Pond has some fish (gold feeders and skeeter
eaters in it & lots of plants.

Grandpa John in Albuquerque

matrix j wrote:

Just wondering if rec.ponds ever does a roll call every now and then?

Just to see where everyone is from and what other interests and hobbies
they may have?


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Old June 19th 04, 12:31 AM
Ka30P
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matrix wrote Just to see where everyone is from and what other interests
and hobbies
they may have?


Good idea, especially for new folks and moldy oldies alike.

We live in SE WA state. Jan, of jj's ponds, got me started in ponding, gee,
about 8 years ago I think.
DH works in the nuclear industry. I'm going back for my masters in teaching
this fall - I want to be a science teacher and have a pond in my room...
two eldest children graduated from high school this year, going to college next
year, youngest son is a freshman in high school this coming fall.
Other hobbies - reading, writing, reading, occasional quilting, reading,
haphazard gardening, reading, uncertain cooking, reading, being mother to the
eldest's rock band, editor of daughter's better writing, cheering section for
the football playing youngest (Go Bombers!)
Rosie and Heidi, the watergardening labradors, complete the family.
Next!

kathy :-)
algae primer
http://hometown.aol.com/ka30p/myhomepage/garden.html
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Old June 19th 04, 01:14 AM
Ron, KC4YOY
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Just wondering if rec.ponds ever does a roll call every now and then?


My name is Ron and my wife is Belinda.
I'll be 52 the 20th of next month.
This coming September we will have been married 30 years.
No kids, 4 cats, about 40 goldfish and 400 radios.
I'm a ham radio operator, call is KC4YOY. I also collect
antique radios. There's a link to my web page below if
you'd like to see what that's all about.
We've been in our current (and last) house just over 15 years.
We have almost 3 acres of wooded land, very little grassy yard,
most the area around the house is gardens and growing all the
time.
Our pond, about 1600 gallons is a converted spa/hot tub that's
located on our walled patio. I got tired of trying to keep the
spa clean so we just didn't use it for a couple of years
and then saw a magazine article about a fish pond. We've
enjoyed to pond way more than we ever did to spa.
There's a link to our pond web page on my main Radio Heaven
web page.
I really enjoy the pond newsgroup, I visit several times a day.

I wonder if there are any other members of the group
in the Charlotte NC area?

Best Regards.

Ron

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C.R."Ron"Lawrence KC4YOY
Antique Radio Collector & Historian
kc4yoy(at)carolina.rr.com

POBox 3015
Matthews, NC 28106-3015
704-289-1166 (home)

Radio Collection Web Page,
http://www.radioheaven.homestead.com
Clough-Brengle equipment web page
http://CloughBrengle.homestead.com
CC-AWA Web Page,
http://www.cc-awa.org


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Old June 19th 04, 02:09 AM
Nedra
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I'll be 74 in September. Don't feel a day of it of course. I've got two
sons,
6 grandkids plus one Great granddaughter.
Youngest grandchild is 20 - the twins are also 20... different son involved
;-)

My hobbies are similar to Kathy's ... i.e. Reading! That, water gardening
into the ninth year now ...
and rec.ponds consume much of the rest of my time.

Nedra in Missouri

My Backyard Pond:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
Lotus Pond:
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"Ron, KC4YOY" wrote in message
. com...
Just wondering if rec.ponds ever does a roll call every now and then?


My name is Ron and my wife is Belinda.
I'll be 52 the 20th of next month.
This coming September we will have been married 30 years.
No kids, 4 cats, about 40 goldfish and 400 radios.
I'm a ham radio operator, call is KC4YOY. I also collect
antique radios. There's a link to my web page below if
you'd like to see what that's all about.
We've been in our current (and last) house just over 15 years.
We have almost 3 acres of wooded land, very little grassy yard,
most the area around the house is gardens and growing all the
time.
Our pond, about 1600 gallons is a converted spa/hot tub that's
located on our walled patio. I got tired of trying to keep the
spa clean so we just didn't use it for a couple of years
and then saw a magazine article about a fish pond. We've
enjoyed to pond way more than we ever did to spa.
There's a link to our pond web page on my main Radio Heaven
web page.
I really enjoy the pond newsgroup, I visit several times a day.

I wonder if there are any other members of the group
in the Charlotte NC area?

Best Regards.

Ron

-------------------------------------------------
C.R."Ron"Lawrence KC4YOY
Antique Radio Collector & Historian
kc4yoy(at)carolina.rr.com

POBox 3015
Matthews, NC 28106-3015
704-289-1166 (home)

Radio Collection Web Page,
http://www.radioheaven.homestead.com
Clough-Brengle equipment web page
http://CloughBrengle.homestead.com
CC-AWA Web Page,
http://www.cc-awa.org




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Old June 19th 04, 04:19 AM
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Phyllis and I are in Mississippi.

Phyllis is a school administrator of a K-12 system and I am a minister and
professor of family therapy. I am 59, she is 58.

We got into ponding about 6 years ago when we built a 2900 gal pond and then
1000 gal of veggie filters on a berm by the pond. I remember so well the
500 gal my dad built with his dad in California. It is really my intro to
ponding...over 50 years ago. I was especially impressed by the free baby
goldfish that appeared in his pond.

We have three boys (24,28 and 33). All grown and out of the house.

I do a lot of gardening (salad) and hunting. Phyllis Is very involved in
field trips and such for her students.

I have been working on our yard to get it to a point where one old guy with
a riding mower can handle it. It is about 2 acres, so that is a task.

We enjoy sitting by the pond when it is cool enough.

My kids keep threatening to buy me a tractor with a scoop and several loads
of dirt when I retire...in a decade! They say it is easier that all the
dirt work they have done with me.



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See our pond at: home.bellsouth.net\p\pwp-jameshurley
Ask me about Jog-A-Thon fundraiser (clears $120+ per child) at: jogathon.net

"matrix j" wrote in message
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Just wondering if rec.ponds ever does a roll call every now and then?

Just to see where everyone is from and what other interests and hobbies
they may have?



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Old June 19th 04, 06:01 AM
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"Ron, KC4YOY" wrote in message
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Just wondering if rec.ponds ever does a roll call every now and then?



Mike Patterson, aged 43, computer network geek by trade (just hired on
at T-Mobile this week), 2 kids, married since 1979, live a little
south of Atlanta, GA, USA.

Non-family-related interests include ponding, reading, history,
flying, and shooting. Despise TV except for the History Channel.

I have a pretty new 1375 gallon (US) pond with goldfish and shiners.

Been reading and posting here for about 4-5 years.

Worked on the pond off and on for about 3 years, then last fall got
most of it done in one 2-week burst of sweaty work. Let it settle over
last winter, then in February made adjustments and got it going for
real.

Looks pretty good right now, but I think I'm going to thin out the
water hyacinth and let the water lettuce grow instead.

Pickeral rush has gotten enormous, and the 2 lilies have lots of
leaves but no flowers. :-(

I'd like to get rid of the shiners in the pond, but I hate to take 'em
to the bait store, and catching them is problematic anyway.

Got so many little tiny fish fry I have no idea what to do about them.

Oh, and I -still- plan to do the "fire & water" pond soon. I think I
have figured out the best way to do it...


Mike Patterson
Please remove the spamtrap to email me.
"I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific..."
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Old June 19th 04, 07:27 AM
Gail Futoran
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"matrix j" wrote in message
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Just wondering if rec.ponds ever does a roll call every

now and then?

Just to see where everyone is from and what other

interests and hobbies
they may have?


Reside NE of San Antonio TX. Retired.

Ponds are a recent interest, starting with a 110
gallon stocktank and slowly working up to a 200
(or so) gal. in-ground pond est. winter 02/03.
Inhabitants are rosey red minnows & whatever
else shows up.

150 gal stock tank has 6 goldfish (comets &
shubunkin), a smaller stock tank has more
minnows (back-up stock, since nothing much
bothers the stock tanks). All tanks are planted.
Goldfish get filtration; other tanks don't.

Other interests: Cats (4), SF/fantasy/mystery
reading, gardening (mostly roses & bird/butterfly
friendly plants), backyard bird watching.

Gail


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Old June 19th 04, 01:45 PM
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Hi,
My name is Bonnie and I'm a ponder. I live in a rural area
of NW New Jersey, been here for 28 years.
It all started about 10 years ago when I visited my sister's
farm and her husband had just installed a beautiful pond. I
then decided I could do it too and went to a garden center
and bought a 100 preformed pond put it in the back of my
little Honda and drove home - I thought I was a ponder.
After killing all my fish a few years later I found this
group and found out how to put in a "real" pond. I think
that was 7 or 8 years ago. My husband Ralph has not loved
every moment of this adventure, but he does enjoy the results.
We have been married for 39 years. One son 37 and a
daughter 33. One granddaughter 9. I keep myself busy with
quilting, reading, gardening and I love listening to music
of almost all types. I've recently been diagnosed with a
rare autoimmune disease, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. Much of
my time has been spent learning how live with this disease.

--
Bonnie
NJ


 




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