Friday, March 23, 2012

Digging the pond/Building the dam

       We are having a new pond dug in one of our pastures.  A few years ago Country Guy turned our horses out in this pasture and one of them cut his leg badly.  We assumed there was old metal buried in the ravine that runs through the pasture so have been hesitant to use the pasture for fear of it happening again.  The best solution seemed to be to have the ravine dug out, dammed up, and turned into a pond.
         This is what the process looked like last week as I drove over to take pictures.  (I wish I had thought to take pictures before the digging was begun.)

Yesterday they were putting the finishing touches on the dam.
Today we are ready for rain.  I wonder how long it will take to fill up?
     I can see having large picnics and cookouts here since there is lots of parking around the machine shed.   It has electricity and water and could be emptied of machinery to provide shelter in case of rain so I'm hoping the pond will be full this summer so I can plan the first celebration.

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