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I cleaned up my mom and g-mothers yard this week... **2** truck loads of ROCKS later

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by Starla in GA on May 14, 2006 05:24 AM
and I'm ready to go REdo my pond! YAY!

I hired a neighbor boy to dig my holes for me when I first put in the ponds several years ago , but now the boy is a man and no longer digs holes [Razz] [tongue] [dunno] LOL so I'l have to get out there and dig in the GA clay and rocks myself this time [perplexed] This should be interesting [tongue] [thumb] LOL

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Pictures of: My back yard "garden" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107756626&idx=0
Pictures of :My back yard "visitors" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107551253
My water garden in progress http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269
by Triss on May 14, 2006 05:52 AM
Starla, that is a LOT of rocks. But a fun project too. Any other kids in the area who may be willing to dig a hole for ya? Try contacting the Boy Scouts.

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by loz on May 14, 2006 09:53 AM
Wow Starla, sounds like quite a project you have ahead of you if you don't find some help!

Keep us updated okay. [wavey]
by Jiffymouse on May 14, 2006 11:34 AM
starla, enjoy thosee rocks for me. here on tthe coast, there arenn't any! i'm always begging rocks when i go off, just ask loz!
by loz on May 14, 2006 01:49 PM
She's not lying there! [Big Grin]
by Starla in GA on May 14, 2006 01:53 PM
I've done my share of begging for rocks LOL. My sil lives next to a creek so I loaded up rocks from her place... my mil , mom, and gmom all live on the side of a mountain so I've gone over there loading up rocks, AND posted on freecycle that I was looking for rocks. *Sigh* it has been WORK! LOL.

I was able to get *1* of the small ponds in place today and *some* of the rocks in place before it started raining.

You can see pics in my album to see how things were... I have 2 hard shell ponds (purchased around 5 yrs ago from sams club) that I have built a wooden bridge to go in between... 1 of the ponds sprung a leak and needed to be fixed so since I had to drain it anyways, I decided to REdo the lay out.

I also added 2 smaller ponds that will spill over into the bigger ones.

It is a JOB and a half! BUT will be worth it once it's all done!

I've decided that instead of a straight line that the ponds were in that I will have them sort of make a corner or *L* in order to have a little corner to go into from my bridge... I think I will get a bistro set to put on my little island.

Hmmmmm decisions decisions not to mention W_O_R_K!

I'll post some pictures later.

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Pictures of: My back yard "garden" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107756626&idx=0
Pictures of :My back yard "visitors" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107551253
My water garden in progress http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269
by Starla in GA on May 14, 2006 02:06 PM
Oh and NO unfortunatly we dont have any other youngun's in the area that could help dig [tears] [dunno] So it will be "me" [lala] that will have to dig it all Soooooooo it might take me a little bit to get it done since it IS Georgia clay a rocks AKA back breaking dirt!

It'll be slow work BUT worth it when it's done! [muggs]

Hmmm now to figure out how to patch up the other pond... it actually has a small crack in 1 of the shelves which produces a slow leak. [shocked]

Any suggestions?? [thinker] [nutz]

Thanks to all!! [wavey]

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Pictures of: My back yard "garden" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107756626&idx=0
Pictures of :My back yard "visitors" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107551253
My water garden in progress http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269
by loz on May 14, 2006 05:10 PM
quote:
It'll be slow work BUT worth it when it's done!
Take it easy, and don't overdo it okay? That's a lot of work for one person! Can't wait to see the results though! [thumb]
by Triss on May 14, 2006 05:38 PM
Me too! Looked at your pics. Looks good. Maybe hit a hardware store, like ACE and ask them what to use to seal the crack. I am betting they will have something. My guys here can always come up with a way to fix what I need.

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by Jiffymouse on May 15, 2006 04:15 AM
starla, use silicon aquariam patch. that's what i would use.
by Starla in GA on May 15, 2006 03:11 PM
here's some pictures of what I've done so far.... this will be a work in progress for awhile [Wink]

http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269

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Pictures of: My back yard "garden" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107756626&idx=0
Pictures of :My back yard "visitors" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107551253
My water garden in progress http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269
by Triss on May 15, 2006 03:17 PM
Looks good so far! Love the ducks!

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We are all under the same stars... therefore we are never far apart.
by Starla in GA on May 15, 2006 03:48 PM
Thanks! Please ignore the "floating" plants LOL I havent "planted" them yet since we are still arranging things and plus half of those will go in the other pond.

The other side will look like this as well with a bridge catty corner in the middle going to an island of sorts. I hope I can make it look like I see it in my mind [nutz] [thinker] [thumb]

Also right now the rocks are just sort of "there" once it's all done THEN it'll all be placed "just so" kwim LOL

I'm hoping dh will help me dig some tomorrow [lala] [angel]

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~*~Starla~*~
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Pictures of: My back yard "garden" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107756626&idx=0
Pictures of :My back yard "visitors" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107551253
My water garden in progress http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269
by Starla in GA on May 27, 2006 03:48 AM
I've added some more pictures to my water garden progress album , if anyone would like to peek [Wink]

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Pictures of: My back yard "garden" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107756626&idx=0
Pictures of :My back yard "visitors" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107551253
My water garden in progress http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269
by cookinmom on May 27, 2006 05:59 AM
Very nice! I love your bunny.

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by Jiffymouse on May 31, 2006 11:04 AM
ok, so i could be so jealous. i really like it! [thumb]
by langford on June 17, 2006 10:35 AM
I am going to need alot of Flagstone..anyone have any idea how to get this cheap..?? I mean i really need alot..any suggestions would be great..
by Jiffymouse on June 18, 2006 03:25 PM
if i knew, i'd tell you, but here in the land of sand, rocks cost $$$$
by langford on June 20, 2006 06:06 AM
It's ridiculous, i'm going to need about a ton..or maybe more..i think the price quote on that was 180.00..i guess not that bad..but that will just maybe fit around the pond..i'm not even sure about that..ugh..

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