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Exotic Animals’ Home Away From Home in Florida

Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary, located in Myakka City, Florida, was founded by Dave and Lisa Burns in 2017. It is a 100% volunteer-run organization. There are currently 106 animals at the sanctuary, including kangaroos, wallaroos, ducks, chickens, rabbits, pigs, geese, horses, ponies, turtles, tortoises, donkeys, peacocks, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, bearded dragon, prairie dogs, many …

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‘Rock Artisan’ category added to 2021 Water Artisans of the Year

POND Trade magazine’s Water Artisans of the Year contest, now in its sixth year, will feature a ‘solid’ new category in 2021 — Rock Artisan. The Rock Artisan category caters to pond builders who have an artistic eye for fine detail when it comes to building with rocks. Whether a beautiful treatment of a natural …

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Ponds Provide Family Recreation and Education

I was lucky as a kid to grow up in the rolling hills and forests of East Texas. I spent much of my time climbing trees, rambling the back roads on my bike, picking blackberries and, yes, indulging in ponds. In fact, there was a large pond directly in my front yard. I spent hours …

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The Conservationist Appeal of Pond Building

The act of pond keeping is a powerful thing, with an appeal that is broad and deep. Pond keeping can mean many different things to as many different pond keepers. We all have our own reasons for keeping a pond. As a pond professional, I tend to lean toward the romantic side of ponds when …

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POND Trade Magazine Extends Water Artisans Entry Deadline!

Awards Update! We’ve made it easier for you to enter this year’s awards by now accepting online payments via our charity, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. Enter here!  ‘Tis the time for holiday planning, celebrating and submitting your best pond projects of the year for our 2020 Water Artisans of the Year awards! We’re excited …

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Judges Selected for Water Artisans of the Year Contest

Summer is winding down, which means it’s time to start compiling all the best photos and specifications of your best waterscape projects from the 2020 season. The Nov. 30 deadline to submit your entries to POND Trade’s fifth annual Water Artisans of the Year contest is right around the corner! Submissions will be presented blindly …

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Water Artisans of the Year: Meet This Year’s Judges

Just as in past years, we meticulously assembled a unique panel of leaders that we felt represented a wide cross section of the industry’s capabilities and expertise. Each “blind” entry presented to the panel consisted of a brief, contractor-supplied description with all names, companies and products hidden or removed, along with up to four photographs. …

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Water Artisans of the Year: Runners – Up

Year over year, it’s always the hardest part of administering the contest. No question, the winning projects are jaw-dropping, but how do we not show off a few of the other sensational entries we received? Limiting the love to just five winners simply isn’t our style. Here are the runners-up in each of our five …

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Who Made POND Trade’s Top Ten for 2019?

2019 was another successful year in the world of ponds, water gardens, pond design and overall business activity within the industry. Some of those successes were on display in PONDTrademag (& issue) and now we are looking back on some of those top feature articles and content from our issues. As our list shows, readers …

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