First attempt at a large pond


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what are we going to do when we finish these tasks and the ponds get complete. I GUESS START THINKING ABOUT WINTER AND THE NEXT BATTLES. it's really looking good Telion I like that you backed up the rocks with more rocks and theres no string of pearls repeated word it looks like nature piled them up with the wash of the stream
Thank you, you have inspired me with your masterpiece. Trust me i am sure we will find ways to stay busy i have a few other projects ready to go, daunting to think about them still. I need to renovate the exterior of the house. And way before that we bought a huge 3 piece window and a set of french doors to go off the wall that views the pond and i need to finish the basement. Ah the joys of buying a fixer upper without Chip and Joann's budget.

Working on the door more this weekend.
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But it is reaching a point of relaxation
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You have quite the view, will be even more beautiful when the plant's in the landscape fill in. Glad to see your koi looking so calm, and settled, especially after the big move, and the one koi been ill.
Thank you so much i feel the same way the view really sealed the deal. Some of the house being renovated helped too. Gave us the great jump start we needed.

Yes it is still touch and go for one it has a rash that seems to go away at night but is visible during the day he is still eating and very social and had a salt bath recently and we had treated the pond with melafix given to us by the original owners.

Just Beautiful! Looks like it has been there forever.
Thank you so much can't wait to see it 1 or 2 years in.

Day shot from today
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Thank you, so far the skimmer has handle the task, but i am yet to see how fall goes. With some help I think it will do well.

More pics from when i was sitting on a rock on the waterfall
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Sitting on a rock on the waterfall is totally something I'd do lol I even placed rocks by my lower pond to walk across in front of the waterfall lol now I just have to trim my mugo pine back so I can reach them
 

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what are we going to do when we finish these tasks and the ponds get complete. I GUESS START THINKING ABOUT WINTER AND THE NEXT BATTLES. it's really looking good Telion I like that you backed up the rocks with more rocks and theres no string of pearls repeated word it looks like nature piled them up with the wash of the stream
That's the cool thing, your never truly done lol always something to change or tweek in between. I just wish I could learn to sit still by it long enough to enjoy it
 
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Telion - Beautiful!!!!!! You are in Colorado, right? How likely are you to have bears or other really large critters come visit the pond?
 
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Telion - Beautiful!!!!!! You are in Colorado, right? How likely are you to have bears or other really large critters come visit the pond?
Thank you. I am actually in Utah. Not to likely to get anything crazy raccoons and deer possibly. I have seen fox's and coyotes but that's about it in this area. Wolfy is the biggest concern. He is still a baby at 1 an 1/2 years old. At some point he might realize that he is part wolf and want some fish for lunch or dinner. We keep a close eye on the way he looks at them and correct the predator gaze if we see it.
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He really is my wonderful intelligent baby. He is like having a dog that took one of those smart pills.
 
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He really is my wonderful intelligent baby. He is like having a dog that took one of those smart pills.
yeah well lets hope he doesn't figure out how to jump from the sofa over the fence. Healthy lookin pup
 
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A long time ago I had a wolf doberman mix, the mom was pure wolf, the dad Doberman. Coon never barked, he only howled and not very often. Darn smart dog. We would take him camping with us, he would walk a circle around the camp, lay just far enough away to protect us from anything that might come by. Passed away at 7 he was around 150 lbs, not over weight.
 
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That is a handsome animal. We have had some wolf /coyote hybrids spotted around my way, a lot of guesswork about them.
 
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yeah well lets hope he doesn't figure out how to jump from the sofa over the fence. Healthy lookin pup
I think the steep hill there is a deterrent. But we actually had to raise the fence for that exact reason and if he jumps it again we have some room to get higher.
 
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Got the bedroom french doors installed to add to our viewing pleasure. Still need to install the 6x9' window that will basically replace the bedroom wall off the pond as you can see still need to sheetrock, sand and paint.
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And a quick video of the pond at night from the bedroom looking through the french doors.
 
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Great view from the bedroom! Open those doors and listen to the water at night.
 

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I bought my first fixer upper for 30 thousand and lived and fixed it for 10 years and sold it for 139 thousand and bought second fixer for 174 thousand and lived and fixed for 10 years and sold it for 500 thousand and this was my retirement home in VA and paid 89 thousand for a modular and 3 + acres and I have been updating it since .2004 with porch's decks and guest house so no matter what you buy it is work .I had dirt and a house .I bought my house with no flooring because I wanted what they did not offer yet .My house was built in Tennessee and if it can do 65 miles an hour down the road it can do anything .I would do modular again and my son is now thinking of putting a house one the extra lot and he wants modular .No over runs and a set price and no weather to stop the build .Can you tell I love my modular home .Norris homes rocks
 
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I would love that out my back sliders but in pondless but would be afraid the chihuahuas would get hurt in it .They may slip and fall
 

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