If anybody is interested how we got started with Ponding

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by Barbara OR, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Barbara OR

    Barbara OR Guest

    It was actually better than 20 years ago. My youngest who was then
    about 14 or 15 had been begging me for a goldfish pond forever. I kept
    saying no!. But then I went back to Germany for the first time in 20
    years and every garden that I look at hat some sort of small water
    feature in it. So I called home and told him he could have his goldfish
    pond. When I got home we made a deal. (this was about April/May) that
    each of us would commit to 2 wheelbarrow (contractor size) loads a week
    and by the end of summer we would have a good size pond. So we layed
    out the area with string and started cutting the sod. That's when my
    Husband and our oldest got home from work and asked what in the world we
    thought we where doing. We explained, the 2 looked at each other,
    doubled over laughing and left again. I thought, that figures, no help
    from them. An hour later they re-appeared with dumptruck and backhoe. A
    couple hours later the pond was dug.
    Now came the real problem. Oregon back then had absolutely no pond
    suppliers :) And of course no Internet to buy from yet. So we put in 3
    layers of heavy black plastic. That lasted 3 years till some nephews of
    mine decided to spearfish. Oh was I mad! But by then we had one small
    Pondsupplier in Portland and we got a Tetra Pondliner that lasted till
    last year.


    Barbara OR, Jul 30, 2007
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    Reel McKoi Guest

    "Barbara OR"
    Reel McKoi, Jul 30, 2007
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  3. Barbara OR

    Barbara OR Guest

    Reel McKoi wrote:

    and a few 150g kiddy-pools for fry, plants and frogs.
    I'm sort of debating on making sort of a side to the creek for
    sump-plants. Grin. Let's let my husband hear that though.

    Barbara OR, Jul 31, 2007
  4. Go for it...call the new ponds veggie filters. Kind of addicting,
    isn't it.

    Phyllis and Jim, Aug 1, 2007
  5. Barbara OR

    Reel McKoi Guest

    "Barbara OR" sump-plants. Grin. Let's let my husband hear that though.[/QUOTE]
    Those kiddy pools really come in handy for things like that. For something
    more permanent use a rubber water trough.
    Frugal ponding since 1995.
    rec.ponder since late 1996.
    My Pond & Aquarium Pages:
    Zone 6. Middle TN USA
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    Reel McKoi, Aug 1, 2007
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