You Can See It Cut And Then We Open The Upper Pond And Drained Another 2' Off From It Too.

Joining ponds and making a flow

We are finally joining all of the water ways and canals so that we can flow water from the top to the bottom now to get the circulation we need for oxygenation, movement that makes life better. Amazing that so much of these ponds can be over 20′ deep now and they connect so well that with the next rains we will likely be able to canoe in between the two ponds but have to get out to get past the bridge for now. That upper pond is 3′ higher than the lower two for the moment but will level out and then perhaps let us under the bridge in a canoe. SPOOKY!

Always good to get the before pictures in first.

Always good to get the before pictures in first.

Big John, the Excavator, looks like he is balanced up there.

Big John, the Excavator, looks like he is balanced up there.

Here is a view of the level before we breach the walkway for the bridge.

Here is a view of the level before we breach the walkway for the bridge.

First we dug out as much as possible to keep from dumping a huge amount of silt.

First we dug out as much as possible to keep from dumping a huge amount of silt.

Doesn't look threatening.

Doesn’t look threatening.

From the water, some sense of the size of the wall of dirt.

From the water, some sense of the size of the wall of dirt.

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See the guys for size comparison.

See the guys for size comparison.

Millions of gallons flowing fast.

Millions of gallons flowing fast.

Here you can see the volume of water that finally broke through from above.

Here you can see the volume of water that finally broke through from above.

I did get some silting but we have a deep hole to hold it.  Lillies got a wash though.

I did get some silting but we have a deep hole to hold it. Lillies got a wash though.

You can see it cut and then we open the upper pond and drained another 2' off from it too.

You can see it cut and then we open the upper pond and drained another 2′ off from it too.

See the starting level of the pond above, almost 6' higher than below.

See the starting level of the pond above, almost 6′ higher than below.

See how far and wide it is now.

See how far and wide it is now.

See how low it is now but look through to the other pond.

See how low it is now but look through to the other pond.

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One more view of the back holes where it is 16' deep at least already.

One more view of the back holes where it is 16′ deep at least already.

Another view for markers.  See the floating rocks are all under water now.

Another view for markers. See the floating rocks are all under water now.

I hope you enjoy the updates. Ponds are amazing and will bring life to places it would never see. Baby birds are a chirping, rabbits running all around, even a pair of beavers have moved in. Paradise forms before my very eyes.

For the few interested enough to read this far… I may end up selling ten -13 acres of the land instead of holding it all to put into a trust for Salvage, Texas. I am looking for compatible investors, owners who will be responsible and respectful of the property, its potential for being a paradise and organic in ethos. Even if I can not form Salvage, Texas with all of the land myself, if the right people come along to take an acre or more, they will have a place to put down their legacy as well. The other end of the property with highway frontage has great commercial and residential potential but we have to work around two or more spring fed clear ponds with frogs and such to create spaces but there is lots of land and trees back there to do it with if the right people show up. Not putting the word out loud, but hoping to only get the sorts who care enough about these things to read this far, for example.

Thanks for supporting us. I hope the support is there to do greater things, but for now, I must address cash flow to gather the means to go forward so I have chosen to pass along a great opportunity to a few choice people, if they show up. If you are one of them possibly, please email me at Darby@puresalvageliving.com.

Have a great day and weekend for those who get this late.

Darby