Thursday, August 04, 2005

Working hard

I spent last night at Aunt Shel's working on her pond. She is a master gardener and has beautiful gardens. She decided to redo her pond this summer also, but there have been some setbacks. I've been helping off and on (more off than on) with some of it. I don't know a thing about any of it, but I can follow instructions.

Last night I was some of the muscle for loading gravel. They are going to pour concrete for a base for the waterfall. I have helped to get the ground below where that concrete will be ready.

Last night I was also helping to lower the pond. The liner that was bought is not big enough. The solution, rather than make the pond narrower, was to lower the edges of the pond. This is a real pain because the liner is up and the water is already in the pond, so you have to pull the dirt away fromthe edges without losing the liner. I was working on the side that will proobably be the hardest last night. I had to dig down about 8 inches and about 10 inches deep (from the edge of the pond) for the rock to lay after it's ready. I only got to do about 3 or 4 feet long on the one side of the pond, but it should be helpful.