Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Little Pond

Our friends Dan and Colette have a nice little pond in their backyard that we've been admiring for awhile. It looked fairly easy to set-up so we decided to give one a try in our backyard. We bought the solar powered pump and basic heavy duty pond liner online last winter. Once we decided where the pond would go, and weather permitted, we dug the hole. Bill actually graduated the depth of the pond, giving consideration to potential freezing and, most importantly, death by cat. We took a few Henske Farm stream bed stones from a started, but never finished, walking path in the backyard and gave them new life as part of the pond habitat.

We need a few more stones to complete the project but, as you can see, the pond looks quite nice. Willa even picked out three goldfish, two tadpoles, and some plant life to add to its authenticity.


KBO said...

That looks awesome!

Kathy G said...

I've always wanted a water feature in my yard, but I'm too chicken to do it.

Christine said...

thanks! kathy--very easy to do, very easy to maintain. i see it as a "new thing" before your 50th!