Friday, June 1, 2012

200 Tilapia

Well, since the local community of storks, and egrets spent time at The Compound's pond buffet line, where it was standing room only and kindly cleaned us out of fish, we are ordering 200 more Tilapia fingerlings.  The Moose created a cover over the pond which should help keep the birds out.  I'll have more details on what he came up with for a solution, later this weekend.


  1. You may want to try this. I have a cover over my chicken pasture of thin cord. It is crossed like a checker board and is about 6 to 8 ft squares. It keeps the hawks and Eagles out because they can't swoop in. It is also florescent so hopefully they can see it better and just to make sure I have little pieces of flagging tape tied to it every so often. It is cheap (cheaper than netting was) and easy to put up because I just attached it to the top of my fence post. In your case you would have to use something other than post. Maybe stakes? In addition I can still access the pasture easily because the top of my post are taller than me but if it were a foot above a pond you could still get into the pond to do stuff. I know there is a picture on my blog somewhere but don't remember where.

    1. I'm interested to see what the Moose came up with. He didn't use the bird netting as we don't want things getting stuck (we had snakes last year, almost 1 a week, gross!) He used a bright orange plastic fencing material. Photos this weekend should help. Since I've been laid up, I haven't been able to go to The Compound to see it yet.


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