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How do the cattle drink from the lake? If you can run a pump, put the intake at 5' + deep to avoid the thermocline that the algae is in.
And yes, I get what you're saying. But with the watershed 60 acres, we had to fence off all access. Running a pump to a stock tank would be a minimum half mile. As of now, they can drink from the creek, fountain at the barn and south pond in that pasture. That said, I talked to my vet yesterday and, assuming the forecast is correct, we should get rain & lower temps probably tomorrow evening and should be able to confidently open access by the weekend.
 

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And yes, I get what you're saying. But with the watershed 60 acres, we had to fence off all access. Running a pump to a stock tank would be a minimum half mile. As of now, they can drink from the creek, fountain at the barn and south pond in that pasture. That said, I talked to my vet yesterday and, assuming the forecast is correct, we should get rain & lower temps probably tomorrow evening and should be able to confidently open access by the weekend.
That quickly? Really? That's amazing.
 

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And yes, I get what you're saying. But with the watershed 60 acres, we had to fence off all access. Running a pump to a stock tank would be a minimum half mile. As of now, they can drink from the creek, fountain at the barn and south pond in that pasture. That said, I talked to my vet yesterday and, assuming the forecast is correct, we should get rain & lower temps probably tomorrow evening and should be able to confidently open access by the weekend.
I certainly hope your right!
I'm gonna wash all the cars and leave the square baler outside in hopes it pours for several days!
 
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That quickly? Really? That's amazing.
It usually goes away within 2-4 weeks, closer to 2 if weather conditions change, i.e. rain, lower temps, higher wind. Weather sources are already posting alerts for potential flooding, starting tomorrow, and a 20 degree drop in temp. Yes, please!!
 

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It usually goes away within 2-4 weeks, closer to 2 if weather conditions change, i.e. rain, lower temps, higher wind. Weather sources are already posting alerts for potential flooding, starting tomorrow, and a 20 degree drop in temp. Yes, please!!
I'll dance around in it stark ar$e naked!
Like a raving friggin lunatic!

Sorry.
No pics of that....

Can't remember being so excited about rain
 
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Wrong!!!!! I haven't seen a trace in over a week and was going to open the gates and allow access today. Glad I checked first. Not only is it back in the southwest corner, there's a little on the east bank. We did get rain - a whopping .5". And cooler temps - until Wed when it's back to 100. I have some unhappy cows, but it's better than dead ones.IMG 20220730 154618596IMG 20220730 154639663
 

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Wrong!!!!! I haven't seen a trace in over a week and was going to open the gates and allow access today. Glad I checked first. Not only is it back in the southwest corner, there's a little on the east bank. We did get rain - a whopping .5". And cooler temps - until Wed when it's back to 100. I have some unhappy cows, but it's better than dead ones.View attachment 19641View attachment 19642
Well that stinks!
We got rain 2 early mornings til 10 or noon.
Not as much as I would've liked. But more than half inch. So much for flooding rains. Drama weather forecasters strike again!

Am I seeing things?? Are those friggin oysters?
 

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That's probably one of the 'heelsplitter' mussel species. There's a bunch of them.
They're all over the pond here at the house, and at our lake place, 20 miles away, but I also find quite a few 'pistol-grip' mussels in the swimming area around the boat dock there.
 

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