Sunday, March 11, 2012

Working on the Pond

Our yard features a rather large koi pond, complete if waterfall.  It was one of the things that Celia fell in love with when we first saw the house. Unfortunately, it has been neglected for a number of years.  Lately we have been getting a little burnt out working on the kitchen so we decided to start working on the pond this weekend.  What a chore!  The pond has about 2 foot of standing water in it.  The water was so clogged with fallen leaves that the leaves on top never got wet.  There was literally 4 inches of rotting leaf material floating in the top of the water.   As we started dredging a rake across the bottom, there is another several inches of sediment.  Here are some pics of us working on the pond.

This is all of the leaves that were in the pond!