The start---- the end

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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    oh, I quite agree with you addy; I really like the 'look' and natural-ness of the open air ponds, how the length and breadth of each flows into the surrounding yard/area. I just wish the herons weren't as envious as well...
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Very nice!
     
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    The digging (May 2004):
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    The finished results in May 2004. I went a little rock crazy. 2004 aerial.JPG
    And in 2014 after yearly revisions.
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I forgot about this thread, thanks for adding your pond cas
     
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    cas

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    I loved the idea of this thread. I hope others continue to add to it.
     
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    I'll have to update mine again. Too bad I didn't remember to take another photo on March 30th.
     
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    5794815915_a79814e378_o.jpg IMG_0111.JPG 10457178_10153326028723306_1506866535153533144_n.jpg My deck "pond" from a few years ago, now used as a filter in my current pond. Had to build above ground for several reasons including but not limited to my wife's desire to not have the yard dug up. Please disregard the "unfinished/untidy look of the new pond. Still have some things to do in this pic.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Great starts and ends! What a change.
     
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    I love the idea of this thread, makes you realize all things are possible with a little hard work, (and a ton of rock, sweat, tears, wood, plants, fish, etc... )
     
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    Yes that is an issue, I am planning to make a home made skimmer sometime soon to collect the debris (difficult to net out debris with all of the plants)....and I have added a decorative fence around the pond since my newish chocolate lab seems to want to jump in the pond otherwise....

    diy skimmer
     
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    What a great thread! I'm glad someone resurrected this. I started by having the septic company put two big "scars" in our yard. Then a month's worth of hard labor turned into great results!

    dig 1.jpeg complete pond.jpeg pond 2.jpeg
     
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    My first pond (after a long, cold winter):

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    Pond #2 in progress (best before pic I have):

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    My boys were a big help

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    Saved me from having to do all the digging

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    My bulldog Diesel supervising...

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    Getting there...

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    And some pics from today:

    My poor weeping larch got darn near eaten to death by caterpillars, but he's on the mend now!
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    I'll be moving soon... So this is only an interim pond. My next house won't be in town, so I'll have better scenery behind it at least!
     
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    Wow thoroughly impressed! Amazing transformation
     
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    WOW countless hours labor of love! Really a transformation, absolutely beautiful
     
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    Addy i'm sure your less then thrilled with photo bucket and all your posts droping the photos I can see in the photo from 2012 you have spent 1,000's of hours on your labor of love. The saying goes a picture is worth a thousand words well in that photo I'm sure it doesn't even begin to show the blood sweat and tears.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Yep not going to pay photobucket to have the photos. refuse.............. I have them could repost and fix, but...

    It kept me busy while dear hubby finished up his years in the gov. He is now retired and we seem even busier. Most of the yard and pond are self sufficient, I can ignore for the most part. Except some weeds that are just a pita, mainly vines that grow everywhere here and poison ivy.

    The way I built the pond I can totally ignore it all summer with no issues.
     
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