Building a New Pond on the Homestead

| 4/27/2018 8:55:00 AM

Faithful HomesteaderFor a while my husband has wanted to move the koi pond and expand it. As it became evident that tree roots were moving the old pond and shrinking it substantially, it was time to bite the bullet and get it done.

I helped with the initial part of the project. It was a big job digging the pond, but I like to think that the fish are happy in their new home.

Several items were repurposed and used for the pond. My husband found some bricks on the side of the road that were used in the project. Years ago he found some old apartment stair steps buried in the yard and they were also used.

In addition reclaimed landscape timbers and 2 x 4's from a construction site were part of the project. A tarp that came with our tiny home bus was also repurposed. The liner is a dumpster liner that was headed for a landfill.

pond dig

I helped with digging the hole and transporting the dirt with a wheelbarrow. I also helped with loading and unloading cinder blocks. I assisted in adding the dirt in the cinder block holes to help form the walls. All in all it was quite a workout for me.

5/15/2018 4:29:44 PM

Thanks for stopping by Nebraska Dave. Have a great day.

5/4/2018 9:10:16 AM

Faithful Homesteader, great project. I'm sure you will be able to enjoy that for years to come. I was impressed with four 350 gallon rain water catch system. I have a 400 gallon on in my backyard and a 150 gallon mini water tower at my Terra Nova Gardens that gets filled from a natural Spring. It's always good to get a project finished and be able to sit back and say, "I did that and it looks good." ***** Have a great day enjoying the new pond. ***** Nebraska Dave

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