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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Can You Please Make Me A Pond...

9:26 am - 38 degrees - overcast and windy...

...“Sure!” says the awesome hubby.

Even though we live on a mountain ridge we have a lot of water up here.  It just amazes me how much ground water and how many natural springs there are.  So to direct the flow of all this water, Tony has put several drainage ditches in.  Now where to direct all this drainage water...why into a pond of course!

Several months ago Tony started clearing a trail to the river {click here}.  The new trail skirts a rather large area that is wet and marshy year round - so this is going to be the location of our new pond.  So the clearing has started...
 
BEFORE

AFTER

The excavator is sitting where the pond is going to go.

Once the pond is done it will have many benefits like water for the wildlife, personal enjoyment, and a water source for wildfire suppression {click here}.

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