New Pond build, At the Log Cabin

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    cell phone 184.jpg cell phone 192.jpg cell phone 199.jpg cell phone 194.jpg cell phone 193.jpg This is the areas where the new ponds are going to be once we move in. Taken during the showing of the house in the winter of 2011
     
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    cell phone 187.jpg cell phone 186.jpg cell phone 185.jpg cell phone 182.jpg cell phone 181.jpg cell phone 180.jpg cell phone 180.jpg cell phone 177.jpg cell phone 176.jpg cell phone 174.jpg Different angles from around the pond Dec. 2010 During the showing of the property. Before I did anything.
     
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    Tank and pond shots 050.JPG Tank and pond shots 054.JPG Tank and pond shots 056.JPG Tank and pond shots 015.JPG Well after 24 hours and 7.56 inches of rain it's finally drying out again. Maybe just maybe I can get the Lily pond started by next week some time. Only took 9 hours to pump out the mud pond. Oh and my supervisor is complaining I'm taking to long on this project.
     
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    Pond build 2012 017.JPG Pond build 2012 019.JPG Pond build 2012 036.JPG Pond build 2012 039.JPG Pond build 2012 037.JPG Pond build 2012 043.JPG OK April the 1st and it's back under way. Making progress, This is the Lily pond or the first pond that will be up and running. Working in the mud for three days! Yuck! Got the liner layed back in just before the next rain hit. Whoops, dug the pond to deep and two wide. Liner won't fit. Pulled the liner back out and started filling back in and building back in the sides. Sides filled in and bottom filled back in. My granddaughter Madison, and my best friend Ronnie have been my helpers almost every day. Starting to take some shape. Last pictures were taken the night of March 31st. The pile of dirt is starting to take shape and the water fall is starting to take form. Bog is almost formed but still need to level everything and do some back filling behind it for extra support.
     
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    Pond build 2012 040.JPG Pond build 2012 030.JPG Pond build 2012 029.JPG Views from the guest bedroom at the ponds, Pretty much the same views I see as I look out and type from the desk.
    Also a couple of pics from the front looking at the house.
     
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    lily pond build 001.JPG lily pond build 002.JPG lily pond build 003.JPG lily pond build 040.JPG lily pond build 041.JPG lily pond build 042.JPG Most of the supplies arrived, Rocks, more pea gravel, skimmers, and plumbing.
     
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    Halloween- Is actually a comet that was purchased as a black. 12" long 3 years old.
    Lucky- Chagoi Butterfly 15" age unknown. had 2 year
     

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    Starburst- 9" Kikusui Butterfly that did not hold it's patteren as expected. 1 year old.
    Bozo the clown- Kohaku butterfly 8" two years old.
     

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    Bumblebee - Gin Rin Hi utsuri 5" 1 year old female.
    Texas Kikusui- Kikusui ( but changing to take on Beni Kumonryu appearance) 5" 1 year old.( Passed away, 7-1-13 Jumped out)
     

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    Baby trio (1) Gin Rin Shiro Utsuri Butterfly. 10" two year old, this is one of the three gin rin babies I rasied from egg.
    Baby trio (2) Gin Rin Showa Butterfly 10" two year old. another sibling of the babies I raised.
    Baby trio (3) Gin Rin Showa butterfly 9" two year old the last of my siblings from 2010.
     

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