Friday, March 16, 2012


The beavers have really done it now. The dam my father built in the 60's at the north end of the farm has been breached.
The rodents dug holes in the middle and at the same time plugged the overflow ditch. It's really more than a ditch, being more of a gully.
It doesn't look like much of a beaver dam, but this is about 6 or 7 feet deep.

 I wish I had some tnt. I have to clear the overflow enough so that the water gets down below the breach or the whole dam will be gone in a few days. Of course I don't have any heavy equipment like a back hoe on tracks.  There used to be a backhoe for the antique 420 JD crawler, but for some reason Dad sold it for scrap rather than buy a few new hoses.  We are going to see what we can do by hand tomorrow. The beavers will probably fix it the next night. If I can keep the water below the breach until the summer, I can fix the breach.


  1. The only solution is to shoot every one of those miserable pests. You are right, they will rebuild whatever you tear apart and they will do it while you are sleeping. As you might guess, I have my problems with them here too. They have cost me much in time and inconvenience. I have a 40 acre field that I don't know if I will be able to get in to seed it this spring.

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