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  1. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I'm thinking the pond needs to be bigger as well....

    I'm thinking the pond needs to be bigger as well. All the inputs suggest a full project renovation is in order. :)
  2. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I agree KW and a cover to keep the sun off. :)

    I agree KW and a cover to keep the sun off. :)
  3. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I stopped right there Mendy as I had to clear my...

    I stopped right there Mendy as I had to clear my eyes from laughing so hard.
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    ^ :rofl:

    ^ :rofl:
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    Cheers KDubya. Man I do not miss those days of...

    Cheers KDubya. Man I do not miss those days of children upbringing. Covid has made it really "Special" for sooooooo many......:smileylaughing:

    Duct tape and a chair can be your friend.
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    Yes, I wear tight shorts, slip on sandals with a...

    Yes, I wear tight shorts, slip on sandals with a button down Singha shirt. :smileylaughing:

    Oh wait, I haven't seen Mendy wear Singha shirt yet
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    https://i.imgur.com/8vvryBT.jpg This is where...

    https://i.imgur.com/8vvryBT.jpg

    This is where I initially wanted to add the water feature / Pond as I have had that little one there against the wall for 3 or 4 years with plants. I think I may...
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    BB, I have used these palm trees for shade all...

    BB,
    I have used these palm trees for shade all over our property. They do not drop any debris. However they will flower and when you see the big sprout just snap them off. One thing nice about...
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    Monday rolls around again......

    Did a quick walk of the compound with the dogs and played fetch. Birds everywhere. Beautiful blue skies and 24c. Heard our super nice neighbor lady pounding away on her chopping board making...
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    Great info posted. I clearly need to re think my...

    Great info posted. I clearly need to re think my plans. The location I have my current rectangle pond gets full sun from sun up until noon. I never do anything to it. The pump is solar so it just...
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    The tortoises eat a ton of the grass but when...

    The tortoises eat a ton of the grass but when rainy season starts the grass grows what seems like 3" a day. They can't keep up. I like to keep is cut low to keep snakes away and it's easier to walk...
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    Well let me rephrase Mendy. I have a push mower...

    Well let me rephrase Mendy. I have a push mower and push it all over. A few have suggested a sit down mower but I gotta say, while a lot of work, I like the exercise and justifies my beer at the end...
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    Thanks Helge. I mow that big area by hand. Now...

    Thanks Helge. I mow that big area by hand. Now with rainy season its 2 times a week.
  14. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Actually what I see happening, somewhere down the...

    Actually what I see happening, somewhere down the road that piece will fall off and Mendy will find it floating in the pond. Then what he can do is drill a few long pilot holes and use a few long...
  15. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    ^ ^:rofl:

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    Beauty night to BBQ ...

    Beauty night to BBQ

    https://i.imgur.com/OWryPD2.jpg

    Had me a BBQ Pre heat beer.

    https://i.imgur.com/VnVkLNA.jpg

    Q'd up a USDA Filet Mignon and 2 Bone in Pork chops for wife and niece....
  17. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I will take that as a BIG FAT NO!......:rofl:

    I will take that as a BIG FAT NO!......:rofl:
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    I was hoping this thread would have some legs...

    I was hoping this thread would have some legs like a "What did you do today? type thread, Always enjoyable to see what some of us do with their time.

    Yesterday was a busy one. Up at sun up (Like...
  19. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Hey Mendy, out of curiosity, did you put a couple...

    Hey Mendy, out of curiosity, did you put a couple of wooden dowel pins in, then glue and clamp it? May not be necessary but would have offered strength in case that glue fails being out in the sun...
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    I grew up with one in our backward. It was always...

    I grew up with one in our backward. It was always in use for bread or veal or pizza and my Mom's specialty Baked Rigatoni or Lasagna. She would cook it in huge iron skillets and then call family...
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    Tonight is the first night in 2 weeks that I...

    Tonight is the first night in 2 weeks that I didn't BBQ. I was more than willing to BBQ the Snakehead fish on a skewer but wife wanted it deep fried.

    Tomorrow I am back to the Q. Doing up a...
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    I am sitting at my pool bar enjoying a beer (OK...

    I am sitting at my pool bar enjoying a beer (OK 2nd beer) and eating Tong Garden salted peanuts where I added chili flakes for more flavor. I took a nice mountain moto ride this morning. 84kms. Wife...
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    I gotta say KDubya ya sure make up some nice...

    I gotta say KDubya ya sure make up some nice snacks. I mean none of them are what people would say are "Healthy" for ya but I say F it. Eat what you like until its box time.

    Cheers.

    I did a...
  24. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I dunno Mendy, I think you are covering for him...

    I dunno Mendy, I think you are covering for him after he missed spots and had already put the weedwhacker away. Looks like a bad hair cut. :). I know there are Ya dong allowances in your...
  25. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I was thinking more like "Hey Arsehole, where is...

    I was thinking more like "Hey Arsehole, where is the wood? You are taking forever" :)
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    Sorry BB, Your thread has been "Klondyked". ...

    Sorry BB, Your thread has been "Klondyked".


    Btw, How deep is your Koi Pond BB? I do not plan on Koi fish but thought something about 60 or 70 cms (~2.5 ft) deep. My wife really wants it more...
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    Yea a big one KW....Like that Thumb one for onya....

    Yea a big one KW....Like that Thumb one for onya. :)




    There are lots of roads that just go up and round the mountains here all the way to Lamphun. Roads here are actually very nice. I have...
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    Easy there old Klondyker, we are just having some...

    Easy there old Klondyker, we are just having some fun with BB. No harm and surely not serious. :)
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    Yeah BB, I see Thai folks fully covered and not...

    Yeah BB, I see Thai folks fully covered and not sure how they do it top to bottom. I only wear shorts when it leisure time or a road trip. Around the compound here it's always it's shoes, Levi's...
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    Haha. I noticed that as well KW. Ol...

    Haha. I noticed that as well KW.



    Ol Geezer, Gizzard same same.

    Nice job on the waterfall BB. I look forward to my project soon.
  31. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Nice Job KW. Motivational speaker. It worked. I...

    Nice Job KW. Motivational speaker. It worked. I see the Ya Dong distiller knows how to handle a weedwhacker.
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    I think you missed my point Deeks, I do not want...

    I think you missed my point Deeks, I do not want to scare them away. Its far more peaceful then some of the shit YT vids posted....
  33. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I think so, coupled with Van Valet parking in...

    I think so, coupled with Van Valet parking in ditches and an occasional welding gig... :)
  34. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I think we have all come to that conclusion KW....

    I think we have all come to that conclusion KW. Mendy keeps him around for his Mad Ya Dong distilling skills. :)
  35. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    If I lay any wood on the ground, it will be...

    If I lay any wood on the ground, it will be assaulted by Termites in a day just like your Pics Mendy. This is why I keep our property clean of any wood scrap and keep nothing near the main house. I...
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    I am sitting listening to at least 4 or 5...

    I am sitting listening to at least 4 or 5 different bird types. Quite peaceful and very relaxing. Beautiful morning.
  37. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    :smileylaughing:

    :smileylaughing:
  38. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    And that right there is all that matters Mendy....

    And that right there is all that matters Mendy. Have some fun, spend time with your daughter. I have numerous flaws on my deck around the pool. It bugged me for a few weeks but hey, Life's too...
  39. Hey YD, I read you are taking your current wife...

    Hey YD, I read you are taking your current wife and moving back to your home country? When ya leaving again? :)
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    No KW. The BBQ remains by the kitchen area for...

    No KW. The BBQ remains by the kitchen area for ease. I did move it after the pool was done but found I was always walking back for various things. This could change as I am looking at adding a...
  41. Yeeeehaw......This should start an onslaught of...

    Yeeeehaw......This should start an onslaught of vile responses....

    Stay tuned. :)
  42. We'll see but that would be outstanding. No more...

    We'll see but that would be outstanding. No more 14 day.... or is it 7...or is it 5 day quarantine. I lost track.:)
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    https://i.imgur.com/Ls7frUp.jpg Did me up some...

    https://i.imgur.com/Ls7frUp.jpg

    Did me up some Shish Kabobs and had me a few of those San Miguel Wheat beers. Can't BBQ without a beer in hand, its unheard of
  44. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Zinc plated. Perfect. What I used on my deck.

    Zinc plated. Perfect. What I used on my deck.
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    Well clearly a cultural thing, but I don't...

    Well clearly a cultural thing, but I don't understand how you Britlands can even consider wet sloppy tomato sauce baby food running all over your plate. :) I guess if you don't want to chew you just...
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    Yep that area was once rich in orchards and...

    Yep that area was once rich in orchards and farming. I have some old pictures of me cruising around on the tractor with my GPa in the walnut orchards. Were rows as far as the eye could see....
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    Shit we were neighbors. I was born and raised...

    Shit we were neighbors. I was born and raised Californian. Old School Italian/Sicilian family heritage. I used to go see my Uncle/Aunts and play in the Apple/Cherry/Walnut orchards which is now...
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    To the OP, there have apparently been a few on...

    To the OP, there have apparently been a few on this site that have been relentlessly stalked by posters and from what was posted, did some really nasty things to them. With those events I think...
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    I have never hidden where I lived and where I...

    I have never hidden where I lived and where I live now. Done many a traveler thread with pics. It can be confusing though because NPT thinks Lampang is in Isaan. :)
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    Just watched Infinite (2021) last night. Great...

    Just watched Infinite (2021) last night. Great action, interesting SciFi type movie. I'd give it a 8/10 for entertainment.
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