New Minnow Pond

My neighbor put drainage tile in the pasture to the south of our house.  He surrounded the drainage tile with sand.  His purpose was to make the field suitable for crops.  This year he planted corn.

He asked if he could run one section of drainage tile such that it drained into a swale in the far SE corner of our pasture. We agreed he would dig a “minnow” pond such that I could raise bait fish for my other ponds.  Today he completed the minnow pond.  It is difficult to judge from this picture, but the pond is a little over eight feet deep and half the size of a football field – roughly half to 3/4 an acre in size.