Putting a Fish Pond in the Garden

It has been a very busy week and I have had very little time for bogging. We have had so much fun hanging out with my niece and nephew. I wanted to get started on the installation of a fish pond in our garden while they are here so they could pick out the fish.

Last night we began this endeavor. I had laid a tarp over the chosen area to kill as much grass as possible.

Location of fish pond.

Location of fish pond.

We surveyed the area to decide the exact placement for the liner that was purchased from Lowes.

Surveying the area.

Surveying the area.

Posing for picture in front of chosen location.

Posing for picture in front of chosen location.

Then the hard work of digging the hole was started by my husband while the kids went to swing.

A small start.

A small start.

The hole is getting bigger along with the dirt pile.

The hole is getting bigger along with the dirt pile.

We kept trying the liner to see if the hole was getting close to being deep enough.

The hole needs to be deeper.

The hole needs to be deeper.

We started our fish pond installation yesterday evening. This morning, as I am blogging, my husband is outside still digging the hole while Luke and Morgan catch up on some much-needed sleep. They have had many late nights this week. I let them stay up later than their normal bedtime, since they are on vacation, and we have been doing so many fun things.

I ordered a solar-powered pump/fountain from Amazon that should be here the early part of next week. When the kids wake up we are heading to Wal-Mart to buy goldfish for the pond. I can’t wait to see what they pick out and the names they choose for them. I am hoping as they get older they will have fond memories of the week they spent with “Aunt Jane” and remember buying and naming goldfish for the fish pond.

I will have a lot of work to do next week to get all the Bermuda grass out and landscape the area around the pond. It will be very quiet with no children’s voices echoing across the garden.  I wonder if the fish will notice.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

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