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NOVEMBER PONDOLOGY

HOW TO BUY A USED POND

I keep encountering folks who are considering purchasing property with a pond, or maybe just bought a place with a pond, so the timing seemed right to revisit "How to Buy a Used Pond", from the original Earth Ponds. I had intended to write another installment on keeping a pond history, but looking over October's Pondology I see I pretty much covered the bases. Well not quite! One more thing about researching your pond ancestry. Be careful what you dig up!.  Read about how to buy a pond with smart shopping and inspection in this month's Pondology.


WHAT IS AN EARTH POND?

Earth ponds are natural earthen reservoirs, often created by excavation and/or damming up a natural soil-based basin, sometimes with the addition of a clay or artificial membrane liner.

Earth ponds can be used for swimming, garden landscaping, raising fish, and more...

This site is designed to give you information as well as provide a way to get expert consulting services and consulting designs when planning or constructing your pond or garden pond.



The Book of Non-Electric Lighting
by Tim Matson is available as an eBook for your Amazon Kindle. Click here to check it out.



NEW REVIEW OF THIS BOOK!

"Best guide to safe use of flame-based illumination." Read the entire review on Cool Tools


RETURN to A COUNTRY PLANET

Available again as an eBook after many years out of print. New 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Matson’s prize winning stories of Rural Savvy, Skills, and Survival. Includes Smart Approaches to Water Issues, from Ponds to Dowsing a Water Well.

“Reading A Country Planet is a little like eavesdropping on someone talking to himself about pigs and hayrakes and listers, but talking in a wry, corner-of-the mouth style that makes the eavesdropper snort and whinny to himself… The general effect is to make you want to run out and buy a slice of Vermont hillside and start cutting trees to build your own cabin in the woods even if you’ve already done it years ago.”

Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize winner and author
of Brokeback Mountain

Download your copy today.


Pond guru Tim is profiled in YANKEE MAGAZINE. Click hereto read it.

 


Earthponds A-Z

"Aside from some particularly thoughtful frogs and phragmites, no one on earth knows more about ponds than Tim Matson." Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma

Read reviews of Tim Matson's books and videos.

 

 

 



ADAPTING YOUR POND TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Read Tim's comprehensive article on ponds and climate change, as featured in Pond Boss Magazine

Other articles by Tim Matson

Bringing Back a Swamp: Discover Ways to Naturalize Wetland Features for Your Pond Read the article.

A Win-Wind Solution: from Tim Matson's article for Backhome Magazine. Read an excerpt.

A Pond in the Woods: Read this article which appeared on the Northern Woodlands website.

Maintaining Pond Spillways:
Know the Basics of a Pond Discharge System:
Read Tim’s article on pond spillway construction and maintenance in Living The Country Life magazine.


OUTDOOR WATER SOLUTIONS
FOR WINDMILLS AND WATER IMPROVEMENT

Wind has long been the pond owner's friend because of its oxygen boosting, destratifiying effects. Early on, pond owners learned out how to get air into water with oxygen boosting waterfalls, fountains, and electric powered aerators. Then the breakthrough: what if you could use the wind itself to inject oxygen into the water? Why not a windmill? No motor noise, no energy cost. A few decades ago pond owners began to experiment with windmill generated aeration. Now it's a technology on the forefront of pond management.
Click here for more about Outdoor Water Solutions.  


The definitive book on Earth Ponds in a third edition
to help celebrate it's 30th Anniversary.



"This is not your average how-to; it's beautifully written and a joy to read."

Read the entire review
on Cool Tools.


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