Wow it’s that time again already… Thanksgiving that is and I have a special video that may help jog some memories of being thankful. Wait till you see it, I think a little different from most folks. Anyways it’s been one heck of a year.  I started doing videos interviewing experts for more in depth information about ponds. Oh ya then moved the website which should only take 48 hours and was down for almost two months. But hey I came back and have not stopped doing what I love to do, that is bringing you information about ponds finding awesome folks that have their expertise in different aspect of ponds. Then recently the website wouldn’t load up on the internet??? Crazy I know but was able to get it all worked out and with an even better look… What do you think? Then there was the pond conference that was absolutely amazing made a bunch of new friends and soon hope to track them down for their interview and input about pond building and their area of expertise about ponds. I am finding these folks are just like us… crazy busy. Which is good for them and I’m glad they are, it means more and more folks are looking into ponds which not only help out nature but help out our families. There is no better way than to have a vacation at home, cut the phone cord or press the little button on the cell that says “end” kick back relax and enjoy your private oasis. So for the past 3 – 12 months I’m thankful for: YOU letting me know you’ve learned so much from the emails I’ve sent you and the thank you you’ve returned. Learning how to build a website, setting up a way to do recorded interviews over the phone, edit them and provide them to you. Thankful for the websites problems as each time it came back better and better. Actually getting in front of the video camera …and speaking, man that was really nerve racking for me but getting better. That was another big accomplishment, overcoming fear of doing the recorded calls and doing the videos.

There you have it, the past to be thankful for and for what is coming up. Please share what are you thankful for? Please leave a comment and let me know. You can even use a fake name if you want. Go for it you can do it.

Once you click play give it a couple minute to load, thank you 😉


About the Author: Darrell Rhoades is the founder of A one man business, works full time in tool & die. It all started when he built his own pond for the family. Ran into pond issues and started the research with pond suppliers and conferences for pond management. He writes about pond building and pond management and sells pond management supplies, aeration & fountains and Practical hands on experiences at . No physical store, but has items in stock.

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  • Barry Lauhoff Nov 27, 2009 @ 6:03

    Darrell, Well here in Missouri it has been an easy fall so far temp wise, farmers are tearing the feilds up with those Monster Combines and tractors, I worked for John Deere in the mid- to- late 70’s and the big eq, sold then would not even be the smallest model now for row crops ! 30 ft. heads on combines at $300,000+!!!
    I used to operate a D-7 Cat and a 16-AC dozers, wish I had one of them for 2 days to build our pond, I know most of the proper steps to building one but only have a 45 hp tractor, rear blade and a 60in. box scraper, also I have a front loader, and quite a bit of time. On 5 acres with a 3 acre area to work with, enough run-off and easy dig black dirt, with a good base?? I really think next yr. after some tractor maint. and planning I may do it. Any help is good,I am Kind-a Hard headed, yet take advice from ones like you.
    –Just saw the Video—Those guys on fast bikes,,,,well they better be tough, when they get old like me-54- the Fun Stuff we did Kind-a Hurts!!1—
    Long weekend and working on a 3-cyl Geo motor, My hot Rod has a valve out!!
    Barry L.

  • Dr. Bee Nov 27, 2009 @ 12:35

    Hi Darrell,
    I am thankful to have you as a friend and colleague. You are genuine, honest and a fine act to follow. Anyone interested in pond building should heed your advice.
    Thanks for your thanksgiving message.

  • Lesley Pelkey Nov 28, 2009 @ 0:44

    Hi Darrell! What am I thankful for?? Geez where do I start…. Im just going to say Thank You!! lYou are an inspiration to so many! Keep shining your light my friend! Many blessings, Lesley

  • whatpond Nov 28, 2009 @ 18:31

    Hey Dr. Bee,
    Thank you, for you for such kind words and I’m proud to be your friend and colleague as well.
    We will have to get together and talk more on health foods.

  • whatpond Nov 28, 2009 @ 18:40

    Hey Lesley,
    Thank you for the inspiration, direction and words of wisdom in getting my light lit to shine.
    Rock on Lesley!

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