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    RobAmy

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    Sorry I have not been around as much. Just busy. Pond is doing good. We did lose a couple fish to a great blue heron. He took one koi and a couple goldfish. One of the reasons I have been so busy my dad bought a small retirement place and I am been helping remodel it. They want a rustic cabin type look but on a budget. We got all the logs ourselves and stripped the bark off. We had a portable saw mill cut all the wood for the inside and out. We have made some good progress so far. This was a mobile home with a full basement which is very rare. Mainly working the weekends on it.

    Here is our pond from the other morning

    [​IMG]Our Pond by A & R Photography, on Flickr

    One of the female ducks, no babies this year but adult ducks everyday.

    [​IMG]Curious Mallard by A & R Photography, on Flickr

    A lily

    [​IMG]Water Lily by A & R Photography, on Flickr

    A couple of the house project, so far so good. Still a bit more to do.

    This is the day he bought it

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    We made custom log over hangs, they took a minute to build them. We also did the stone work

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    Some of the log work on the ceilings and part of the log opening on the left of the picture.
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    I started making all the window casings. They are all one piece and will be removed for the wood on the walls then put back up.

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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Holy sh*t that reno is fantastic, HGTV needs you!
    Also may I ask what camera you use to take those fantastic photos on flikr is?
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Gosh that looks so nice and wow who would have thought one could do that to a mobile home and it has a basement too! Hope you keep posting on the progress of the inside.
    Good to see you back here. Sorry about the darn heron getting your fish! Maybe time to get one of those squirt scare crow things?
     
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    Wow, you have been busy....the remodel on your Dad's place is fantastic !! Sorry about the heron munching on a few of your fish, hopefully he won't be back for a long while.

    Good to have you back :)
     
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    Welcome back!
    The remodel looks amazing!!! Great job! :)
     
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    Welcome back! And WOW! Fantastic job on the home remodel - when does the pond build start? ;)
     
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    The remodel looks great. I did some work on a log style home last year. The owner did a lot of the special features himself. I know all that stuff takes a lot of time. Your pond is looking great. I'm thinking of following some of your landscaping ideas for my new pond.
     
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    Class photography as usual. I wondered why you hadn't been posting, but it looks worth the effort.
     
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    Thank you. I use all canon equipment. The Camera is 1dX Mark II that I currently use and before that I used the 1dx
     
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    Ha Ha not this year ;)
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Beautiful! They won't even be able to tell it is a mobile home base. I just love the wood work! WOW!
     
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    this looks similar to ur new house and ambiance isnt it?
     
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    i love this natural place , love ur pond house duck quack quack give us more pics when u can all around view
     
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    Your a very talented man
     
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    This is amazing. You're a great son to be helping your dad do all this, it looks fantastic. Glad to hear you're doing well, I've missed all the gorgeous photos.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Not the new one, maybe my log house in WV (looking back it must have been a 2 million dollar house, hand built, 2 stories, beautiful)
     
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    Wow what a transformation! Looks great! Pond is beautiful also. Plants have really grown.
     
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    @haver79 Yes the plants have grown a little to much. Spent some time today thinning out some plants. Looks much better. I took out a couple wheel barrows worth.
     
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    I love natural edge wood but here the bees would have a field day goring holes in it .They sell it at max kendall lumber yard here .
     
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    Great pictures, I especially like the one of the water lily.

    The house looks great. When your done I could use a hand here ;) :D
     
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