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Good for you. I know things get harder in this weather. I must post a photo of some plants I got a few weeks ago. I got them online 40 percent off. I got a water lillie, but it was not a bulb as I thought, but a plant with five pads, it is also doing fantastic. All the plants I got from there are doing great. I will post you a pic from my phone as soon as I can.
 
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A full day leveling walls. So next step leveling skimmer and waterfall/biofilter and put in walls for bog. Then plumbing. Progress is slow but steady in crazy heat.
Nice plan nice execution, are you planning a separate bog or are you going to have one pond wall as a divider wall and leaching into the pond?
 
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One pond solid pond wall will be between bog and pond with a small water fall from bog to pond. Still working out final dimensions of bog based on the area I have to work with and the need to berm the walls with a gradual slope away. More work to come and we have some serious travel coming up so progress may be slow from here until September.
 
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Just a bit of progress as we are preparing for a bit of travel we planned last year. Going to visit my sister and see my national parks along the way. So, I will not be making any progress on my pond for a bit. Sad that I have to postpone the completion. I really thought I could get it done so I could at least have water in the pond and the pump runing while we were gone. Anyway, I will be posting while we travel and thinking about my pond. By the way we had hard rain yesterday and there is a foot of water in the hole. I think I found the water table.
 
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Just a bit of progress as we are preparing for a bit of travel we planned last year. Going to visit my sister and see my national parks along the way. So, I will not be making any progress on my pond for a bit. Sad that I have to postpone the completion. I really thought I could get it done so I could at least have water in the pond and the pump runing while we were gone. Anyway, I will be posting while we travel and thinking about my pond. By the way we had hard rain yesterday and there is a foot of water in the hole. I think I found the water table.
Safe travels and enjoy those National Parks :). We're headed to Glacier soon ourselves.
 
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Enjoy your holiday, relax and enjoy, your pond will still be there when you come back.
 
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Enjoy yourself, and have a wonderful time. When you get back to finishing your pond you will be fully energized after your break. A tap house, anything good?
 
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Looking great, looking forward to the progress.
 
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Pressed on to Whitecourt, AB today trying to outrun forest fire smoke. Been 3-days since we saw the sky. Looks like we need to go 2 more days north to get relief. Have yet to see a mountain, so smokey.
 
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Finally on the way back from Alaska trip. Still another week of driving left. Can not wait to get back to my pond. My cameras show it is full of water from rains.
 
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Started working on my pond this week after long vacation in Alaska. Finished digging pond and did preliminary digging of bog. Put a concrete bottom in the deep end of my pond hole where there are a number of seeps that keep that bottom all squishy. The drain I installed along the bottom of the pond hole that is covered with gravel should handle the seeps once I get the pond liner in and filled with water. Installed the skimmer yesterday so now just need to wait for concrete to dry. The concrete will make it easier to install the pond liner. The squishy clay just sticks to everything. Will post some pictures soon.
 
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Made good progress until yesterday. Appears I sprained my knee, MCL, while digging out the bog. Can hardly walk today. Doctors tomorrow. Will my pond ever get done? Sure would like to hear the waterfall someday, hopefully before New Years.
 

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hope your knee is ok .I know how it hurts as the wind gusted and blew the ladder sideways and I hit my knee .I was lucky the pergola was there .I put on a knee brace right away and stayed off of it .So get it checked it can be a very painful thing .
 
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Appears I sprained my knee, MCL
Sorry to hear about your injury, it's a bummer that the pond has to wait, but an injury to the knee needs lots of rest. Maybe in the mean time some great ideas about your pond may come to you. Best of luck at the doctor's tomorrow, hopefully it won't be anything too serious.
 
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Bad news on knee, tear of my MCL. That really crushes my pond plans. And of course we are in a band of non stop rain. Here is the pond hole filling with rain. The skimmer is installed with the overflow. The bog is partially dug but piping and valve are in for it and waterfall. Plastic floating in the pond was covering sticky clay so I could work on skimmer. A transfer pump I used to drain the pond is under the black plastic tub.
 

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sorry to hear but the pond is fantastic ,even though not finished .Can you bribe people to help finish it with free food .So far the rain is holding up for me for now and waiting for lawn to dry out so I can mow the side yard .
 
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The water level in the pond has reached the depth where the drain I put in the bottom is now draining the rain so it will not get any deeper. Maybe I can find some neighbors to help but I really want to do it myself.
 

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It does look great, hope your knee heals fast for you!
 
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Knee feeling better. Enjoyed watching 2 frogs that showed up in the unfinished pond. Hope to get back at it next week.
 

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