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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

And now there are fish!

I can't believe how truly generous some people are. I have been pushing myself way beyond any sane limits trying to finish my Koi pond, as someone very generously offered me some fish for my pond.
  Today we transferred them from in town out to my place.
  I just can't believe how big these Koi are, as well as the gold fish that came along with the rest. We are not done yet but the big ones are here and loving life, swimming from one end to the other. The smaller ones will come out a little later on. So take a look at these beautiful fish. I guess sometimes good things still do happen when you try so hard to make others feel good and live your life in a kind an considerate way. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I never thought I'd make it!

But at long last the pond has water... and the fish will be moving in tomorrow. There is still a lot of work to be done least the fish will have a new home. Now I need to rest a bit.... I'm really tired.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

And the last of the long haul.

I never thought I would get this done this soon.... but short of moving a few rocks and laying the liner.... The fish will have a new home very soon. So here is what it looks like now.

Of course the fun part will be trying to lay the track around the fish pond. I have no idea how that is going to work. I still have a lot of rock to move from around the pond, but then I can start to finish the flower beds etc. that I want to add.
  That's a lot of rock, and I am so glad it's done.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I grew the best crop ever!

Of rocks that is. lol. I finally found some one who was reliable and did a good days work for the pay, and now I have a crop of rocks to show for it.
Actually, at long last the koi pond has been dug to it's proper depth, and in the process these "boulders" where removed from up out of the pond. There are two that where so big they couldn't be moved and no way where they going to be lifted out of that 3 and a half foot hole. see what I mean

You are looking down on them from on top of the rock and dirt pile, down into the 3 ' and some hole. Needless to say they were big.
 The rest of the pictures are of what all that hard work created, from the waterfall end, to the other end of the big pond that now measures 61/2'W X 12'L X 3' deep.

I still have a little more digging to do, but for the most part, it is almost complete, and I am tired, and very very glad I had someone I could rely on to do a really good day works, and help me get this job done.
  In about a week I will have a collection of large koi and goldfish who will be coming to live in this pond, as someone has most generously given me these fish to live in my pond and fulfill a dream of mine to have a koi/goldfish pond. I can't wait to finish it all up and add the plants and flower beds around here and there and my wonderful Chinese water dragon that will live in the center of the pond and spit water out his month.
  I can hardly believe it is coming into being and I will have this wonderful pond/waterfall/fish to enjoy. Oh didn't I tell you now there will be another waterfall on the other end of the pond?
  I collected quite a few tadpoles out of the bottom of the liner before we pulled it up as I have had a wonderful collection of toads and frogs that moved in last year. Now I will have even more to hop around and enjoy watching them about the pond. The birds love the waterfall, and take baths as well as drink out of it. There is nothing like the sound of a waterfall, to calm the nerves, and sooth the wounded spirit. I'll post more pictures when it's all done, but for now... I just had to share the culmination of a long days work.
  I'm so tired I am falling asleep at the keyboard, so enjoy, and let me know what you think?