When we decided to build a pond at the property Ryan told me that it would likely take three or four years to fill up. He was trying to curb my enthusiasm because I was already talking about buying paddle boats. And it’s nearly full after one (horrible) winter.
Oh, yeah. Did I tell you that we dug out a pond at the property? Ha. Yeah. I forgot to tell you that. Let’s put this car in reverse.
File this under “stuff I forgot to tell you” or “stuff I didn’t think was interesting enough” or “I mostly just got busy.” We didn’t do this ourselves, so it just didn’t really make the blog, I guess. The backstory is that Ryan has always talked about having a pond but it was something we planned to do down the road. But when his friends/coworkers bought some equipment to start a pond-making business, Ryan offered to be the guinea pigs. So, we paid them for their time and in October, they dug out the pond and installed the drainage and whatever else one needs for a 1/2 acre pond. It’s seriously really big. I don’t have any ideas about the details, so that’s why I’m not sharing them.
When we were out at the property last week, we realized that the pond was nearly full. So we need to get planting some pond plants along the banks and we may even be able to add a first wave of small fish this summer. All that snow is good for something. Consider this the bright side.
Now, where’s my dang paddleboat?