1 tractor, 1 gal, 1 busy six months = 1 pond


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This pond - bog build took extraordinary about of vision and tons of hard work ! Honestly, you could design ponds if you were ever inclined...just amazing !
 
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lol dear hubby kept asking for a drawing, diagram, measurements................he got a hose laid out on the grass and the drawing at the beginning of this thread. Poor guy, told him I can see what I am doing but not real easy to draw it out.

The stream changed a few times. Went from a straight down the hill, to switch backs since our hill was so steep. Then in doing switch backs, added small ponds at each corner. The lower stream ponds are deeper and bigger than the other stream ponds.

Then after the stream was built dear hubby said lets add a deck pond..............so we built it and it gets water from the big pond, water falls into the stream.

Then we picked up a 1000 and a 300 gallon stock tank and two preforms. Well have to use them! So put in the 1000 gallon where it water falls into the big pond, put the 300 gallon at the far end with the two preforms. The 300 gallon is just for the lotus. The 1000 gallon has its own load of shubbies.

Then the two preforms cracked, so I dug them out made the ponds deeper and put in liner.

They get fish just because eggs or tiny fry make the long journey down long garden hose water input. The three of them water fall back into the big pond. Slow dirty water flow from the big pond. A lot of algae, plants, the bees love it, the critters love it, the bees drink out of the small ponds, algae is the landing pad.

Then our hot tub broke, we replaced it, dear hubby said make a pond, so I did..............last one................maybe lol

I will add pictures later, need to go and sell honey right now.
 
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