"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, July 25, 2008

Stones around the pond and a little bit of garden

Well, it's not quite done yet, but here is a small amount of what I have been adding to the ponds edge.

I have placed some rocks around the edge, but will go and rearrange them to make them fit better . I think we actually got enough rock on our trip!

The boards that go across one edge is to offer shade during the day for the fish, until I get the lilly pads to grow and spread. I have the lilly pads in a container and one is starting to sprout! I still need to place more rock on the edges to smooth out the liner. The little fish we placed in the pond have grown double their size. I keep trying to take a picture, but they are just to fast and swim away.

























11 comments:

LindaSueBuhl said...

garden and pond project looking great! I find I can get a picture of the goldfish in my stock tank by sprinkling a little floating fish food on the water - then click away! WOW those 'lopes look yummy - we eat a lot of cantalope during the summer but I've never had good results in my clay soil with growing them - well the soil and the deer and raccoonssssss - little rascals!

Chris is *Refining Life* said...

Kathleen, the stones are such a great addition! It is going to be a very pretty pond when you're done. Are you planning a bench to sit nearby? I am thinking you'll have a great spot for meditating and watching the local wildlife!

Tipper said...

The pond and your garden are both looking great!

Daisy said...

Canteloupe and watermelon are looking great! Yummy! :D

Your pond is going to be beautiful, Kathleen.

Julie said...

Oh, Kathleen!
I can't believe this was a satellite dish -- it's beautiful!
You have such an eye and imagination! Everyone with those old dishes, should see this.
Maybe you can send pictures of what you've done to a website that talks about recycling. Seriously, this gets prettier everytime I check in!!!

I'm loving your garden, too!
Those cantaloupes and watermelons... yum!!!!

Oh!!! Thank you, so much, for your reassuring words. I keep going back and re-reading them over and over. Thank you.

Many Blessings,
Julie

J & J Acres said...

It's lookin' good Kathleen! I love the look of lily pads, they'll add a great look to your mini-pond!!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

This is looking great! I can't wait to see it when you get the lilies put into it (I bet you can't either!) The garden seems to be comming along fine, too. How do you do it all?!?
Patricia :o)

City Mouse said...

It's really looking pretty cool! I actually like the board a lot - looks sort of dock-like. What a nice addition - and all from an old satellite dish! Cool. The lopes look delicious.

Farm Chick Paula said...

That's going to be so neat, Kathleen! I can't wait to see it when it's finished!
Do you think snakes will get in it? ( I'm sorry... I have snake-a-phobia lately. LOL)

Flower said...

Hello, Just found you by clicking on similar interests and we do have several!!
Your pond looks great..isn't it fun to create something like that!! The melons are quite nice and I'm sure will be tasty.
You have a nice little cat family! I have my two boys who are spoiled as well!
Come over for a visit sometime~!
From Oregon...Flower

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kathleen your garden is looking good! Also the stones look great around your pond. Can't wait to see it done!
Love, Ann