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Old 08-18-2011, 08:24 PM   #101
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Ya know, I saw that the only response so far was from you...and I opened it warily. ~sigh~ Now I know why.

...Now, I'm gonna go see what comment you left on my "The Big Picture" thread.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:53 PM   #102
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Ya know, I saw that the only response so far was from you...and I opened it warily. ~sigh~ Now I know why.

...Now, I'm gonna go see what comment you left on my "The Big Picture" thread.

Is that meant to be a complement??
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:16 PM   #103
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Supposidly the frogs will hibernate under heavier things like rocks and logs if available but I've found the frogs to be very stubborn...
I drain my shallow pond yearly in the fall only to find them sitting in the bottom of it over and over and over again until the rains and snow slowly fill it back in. I remove them daily and set them under the porch only to find their decaying bodies when I do its spring cleaning. Poor froggies
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:50 AM   #104
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Planning a Streambed, Pond, and Possibly a Bog-dscf9623.jpg

Planning a Streambed, Pond, and Possibly a Bog-dscf9624.jpg

Looks like my new pond is a big success with the locals.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:22 AM   #105
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Looks like my new pond is a big success with the locals.
I have a folder titled "Pond Inspiration" or something with photos of rock outcroppings, streams, and such...but the only inspiration I should really need are your "locals" enjoying your pond.

Speaking of locals, I was mowing the grass the other day and spotted one of our local salamanders crawling among the () Ajuga--bugleweed (that has inflitrated the "lawn" from a previous owners flowerbeds). I was so surprised to see him there, and I can't wait 'til I start spotting them at the water source I'll be providing.

(I think the plan I have to make it look like an underground stream might make an ideal shady spot with mossy rocks and such. Jack...it has to start in the mind, before it can be transferred to reality. I know you are impatient. It will happen.)

(It's like I have writer's block or something!)
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:40 AM   #106
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You still moving rocks?
Now that I think of it... I didn't see nor hear of any mention of installing a long rubber liner down the slope first, THEN the rocks.
If you do this project without a liner to lead its way it may erode "its OWN way" downward no where near your last intended pond.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:09 PM   #107
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You still moving rocks?
Well, yes, off and on....but mostly doing other things that need doin'.

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Now that I think of it... I didn't see nor hear of any mention of installing a long rubber liner down the slope first, THEN the rocks.
If you do this project without a liner to lead its way it may erode "its OWN way" downward no where near your last intended pond.
Well, of course there will be a liner!

I'm sure I mentioned it at one point...but, damn I've been talking (posting) about it for a LONG time...no wonder jack hounds me!
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...Really, I'm moving some of the largest rocks into place (potential spots as I try to make it look most natural). I'll get a rough idea of the rest...but mostly lay them as naturally as I can once I have the liner in place. I just don't want to be moving the heaviest ones over and over again to get them right--especially if there is any chance I'd damage the liner.
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Well, yes, off and on....but mostly doing other things that need doin'.



Well, of course there will be a liner!

I'm sure I mentioned it at one point...but, damn I've been talking (posting) about it for a LONG time...no wonder jack hounds me!
Please don't call it "hounds;" call it encourages.
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Please don't call it "hounds;" call it encourages.
LOLOMG I can't stop!

Whew! I finally did...but now I'm grinning like an idiot and my cheeks are starting to hurt!
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