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Old 07-21-2018, 08:55 AM   #301
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I finally uploaded the pictures from my camera's memory card.

These two visitors were checking out the "pond" before it was filled.

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No question about it, Dap. You have a thriving wildlife community going there!! Nice!!
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No question about it, Dap. You have a thriving wildlife community going there!! Nice!!
Thanks, Jack. I am surrounded by a good but of woodland and farmland. There is a lot of wildlife out there...but, having them stop or stay here is exciting and rewarding.

I have seen way, too many deer this year--i as m hoping they are the same three and not a whole lot more. I have caged many of the trees and shrubs that I added to protect them from the deer...but I think I need to double the height of the cages to give them a chance to get out of the reach of the deer.

Still, I enjoy seeing them...especially the fawn.
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"Thank you for planting all these plants for me to eat!" ~Deer
Ha ha. ~smile~

(I did put in a lot of things that they like to eat...but, right there, is whatever was growing there before I got here--violets mostly.
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I have seen butterflies settling down on the loose dirt...and a mud dabber wasp collecting clay from the deepest part of the whole.
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Create it and they will come...
I see you are well on your way reaching your goal.
The fun part is yet to come....watching it mature and viewing what it attracts!
My favorite are the frogs and toads. How the toads sneak in and stalk is almost comical at times
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Create it and they will come...
I see you are well on your way reaching your goal.
The fun part is yet to come....watching it mature and viewing what it attracts!
My favorite are the frogs and toads. How the toads sneak in and stalk is almost comical at times
I am getting there.

I have it filled now, but I have a long way to go to his the liner.

With all of the rain we've had this past week, I haven't been able to do much. Of course, now, the grass and the paths need mowed. Still, I am sitting here in front of the pond, now, typing this...listening to the sound of water from the pump (which unfortunately is just sitting out in the open in the dark edge of the pond. I have a lot more digging to do to get a streambed in place and the source of the waterfall hidden).

Originally,I thought I had a leak in the shallow end, now, it seems to be okay (although with so many inches of rain falling recently, I guess the jury is still out on that one. Being quite disappointed with the thought of a leak, I stoppedposting updates. Hopefully that will change now.

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If you have the room to draw that hose back some along with the pump you could hide it within a cove of rocks set back upon a good sized flattish rock-ledge so it appears like a small falls.
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If you have the room to draw that hose back some along with the pump you could hide it within a cove of rocks set back upon a good sized flattish rock-ledge so it appears like a small falls.
That set up is only temporary to have the sound of running water.

Once I dig more into the hillside, I will put down more liner, place the hose and filter/falls higher up on the hill, hide the hose, and create a natural-looking waterfall (hopefully). I have s rough idea in my head--I just need to make sure that I have the rocks to match.

This section here will be where the stream.meets the pond.

...and yes, flatter rock(s) are part of the plan.
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That set up is only temporary to have the sound of running water.

Once I dig more into the hillside, I will put down more liner, place the hose and filter/falls higher up on the hill, hide the hose, and create a natural-looking waterfall (hopefully). I have s rough idea in my head--I just need to make sure that I have the rocks to match.

This section here will be where the stream.meets the pond.

...and yes, flatter rock(s) are part of the plan.
Ah, Dap. I'm sure you have the rocks!
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Whatever stone you use, make sure you can't scratch into it as it will more than likely dissolve with age and water action and change your PH. Limestone, being one of them... This looks like a nice read previous to your rock choice.
It covers choice of stone for ALL areas!


SEE: The artistry of stone in building a waterfall | Irrigation and Green Industry Magazine
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