Posts tagged: pond

Almost there…

I did some more digging last night…. my intention was to have a little step on the side that I could use to get in and out of the pond.  I should have had Mike do a little more digging when he was here but I think I was just too worn out on Monday […]

Sunday September 20th, 2009 in , | No Comments »


Wednesday the electrician came out and hooked up the power.  He had to trench from where Mike left off to the side of the house.  He used a pickaxe and of course his trench was much smaller than the one the backhoe had dug.  In retrospect, I wonder if I should have had the entire […]

Thursday September 17th, 2009 in , | No Comments »


At a little after 12:30 the ground began to shake, I heard a noise like thunder, slowly growing louder and louder until from around the corner… here comes the Beast!  Well… actually Mike told me it’s the smallest backhoe you can buy. But it’s still about 10,000 times bigger than my shovel. After discussing the […]

Monday September 14th, 2009 in , , | No Comments »


Day 3 digging… maybe I should’ve taken a day off.  I went out this morning to continue digging and it didn’t take long before my arms started to feel like jello.  I’ve been breaking small bits of clay off with the pickax, shoveling it into the wheelbarrow, dumping it on the mound, and tamping it down […]

Sunday September 13th, 2009 in , , | No Comments »

Clay sucks

I’m sure my new neighbors must get occasional glimpses of me and wonder “what the heck is he doing to that nice flat lawn?”  Wondering if in 6 months they’re going to end up being interviewed on CNN saying “he seemed like a nice quiet man, of course we didn’t know him that well… we […]

Saturday September 12th, 2009 in , , | No Comments »

time to break ground

Now that the distractions were out of the way, it was time to start digging.  We’ll use the dirt we dig up to build the hill for the waterfall.  I didn’t make too much progress the first day.  Mostly I just dug up the first few inches.  Sandy thinks I should hire some day laborer’s […]

Thursday September 10th, 2009 in , , | No Comments »

It’s pond time

Don’t tell Sandy… but the real reason I wanted a new house wasn’t because I wanted a shorter commute, or to be near biking paths, or have more of a community feel, or to be near a walkable downtown, or to have more nature around, or to have more space… the real reason is I […]

Monday August 31st, 2009 in , | No Comments »