The Old Farmer loved his children and the joys of childhood.
One year he got a scoop attachment for the old John Deere
and decided to dig a swimming pool for us.
He dug a nice long rectangle hole about 3 feet deep across the driveway from the house. Lined it with old shingles and waited for the rains!
Well it only got a few inches of water in it. To solve that problem he ran a line over to the hole from a downspout on the house.
the pool so that wherever he swam one of us would be close enough to "rescue" him.
and down, trying to shake him off with little success.
Well I guess you could say he was rescued and at my expense!
Filled back in and soon more grass to mow.
and needed fill dirt. They came to the Old Farmer and asked if they
could dig a hole out between our fields and with luck a spring
would fill it up and a pond we would have!
It turned out to have several springs and filled in short order. Not being
stagnant there was no major mosquito issue, we spent the summer
swimming and playing and sharing the water with crawdads
we would catch the frogs and let them go (catch and release : )
and I am glad to say I never came face to face with a muskrat.
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