There are natural beaver ponds on the property. Other than the trees downed by the beavers which could be utilized for firewood, and the water for possible garden irrigation, and baitfish that are in there, I though some of you folks would come up with some interesting suggestions about their use on the homestead. In this particular case, we're talking about being a good distance from the gardens or buildings. To pump it also is uphill grade at least a distance of several hundreds of yards. Water quality is also a concern considering Giardia that beavers naturally carry as a parasite that can infect the water for some drinking animals like dogs. Don't know how that affects other livestock. Without dwelling on using the water for drinking, what other natural or utilizing purpose can beaver ponds and surrounding areas be of interest? I can say I've seen everything there from Pelicans to wood ducks, otters, wild geese, and the wetland attracts all variety of wildlife like cranes, deer... U name it. Plants grow there like alder and god knows what sort of aquatic vegitation. Well, it's a beaver pond...well, actually a series of them which vary in water levels from flooding one year to the dam busting and water flowing out. Beavers, what they are will be busy and rebuild.