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Old 01-15-2020, 05:13 PM   #11
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It looks great. Can you solicit volunteers in your area to help move materials to disguise the liner?
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:22 AM   #12
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It looks great. Can you solicit volunteers in your area to help move materials to disguise the liner?
That would be a smart thing to do...but I am stubborn--I want to do it all on my own!

Since my late teens and early twenties, I wanted to dig a pond by hand...and I even planned out ways to hide the liner to make it look as natural as possible. About two years ago, my neighbor offered to use his backhoe to dig it out for me (if he could get it to that spot). He must've thought I was nuts, but I told him that I had always wanted to do it by hand. I am not sure how easily he could have gotten the backhoe on the slope--but I didn't take him up on the offer. I succeeded in digging it by hand.

I do wish I started when I was younger...but, I also think this helps keep me young.

I hope to dig out Phase III (and maybe even Phase IV) this spring--as soon as the ground thaws. (I actually started digging--terracing--a path on another slope nearby. The ground is not frozen (unseasonably warm *again* ---I am loving the reprieve from winter, but I know it is not good for the planet). It occurred to me, I could be digging out for the stream, spillways, and waterfall. We are going back into a deep freeze, so it will have to wait.
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