a splash pond kind of day!

It’s been hot for us, and it feels wonderful, but definitely hot. Our dogs are still having fun in the yard, but the real play happens in the pond, and it has been awesome! For those of you new to our dog pond, it was our project last summer. POND PROJECT It’s been wet and…

DOGgone Garden!

My oh my. Mother Nature has been good to us so far this gardening season. After a gorgeous long sun day, we had a gentle rain start right at bed time. It was so perfect, so soft, and just the right way to end the day. Our rain barrels were filled this morning, and all…

dog pond project – day #5 – DONE!

Well, I know DIY projects don’t always go as smoothly as planned, or envisioned, or dreamed up, but this one had some major bumps. I am going to say we are finished! I am making that claim publicly. Woop, yes, for this season we are living with what we have, and I am happy for…

dog pond project – day #4

Rocks arrived, gravel unloaded, liner in … here we go. I wanted a pond, and then a pondless waterfall, and then a deep pool (Olympic size!), and then back to a water fall with a pond. We now have a nice pond type wading pool, and the waterfall will go in sometime this week. It’s…

dog pond project – day #3

This is a ‘rolling the boulders’ kind of day. So far the largest of the bunch weighs in at 465 lbs. I am a fairly strong and substantially built person, I was of absolutely no help when it came to unloading this mother stone! Reinforcements were brought in, Spores friend Chris who we have known…

dog pond project – day #2

So I knew that putting in a water element, pond, falls, wasn’t going to be as easy as say digging a hole and filling with water and, Ta Da! a pond! But this is taking more thought than I had anticipated. After we dug the initial hole, and kind of got a feel for the…

building a ‘dog pond’ – day #1

All of my garden and home projects start off with a little idea, mostly on a whim, and when I have time on my hands. Time can be an extra five or ten minutes, but give me hours and things really get changed up. I never put a time limit on a project, I just…