Hello my friends and visitors, if you have been following me on Facebook you know about the pond my son and I have been building. I am the brains and he is the muscle. lol
I have neglected my crafting for 3 weeks while we planned and started the Pond Adventure! It is not done, we need to tweak it a bit and landscape around it. All the creativity of the rocks is my son's idea and he wanted me to not look until he was done placing the rocks. We have mountain spirals and spikes in the area that he wanted to mimic so this is what he came up with.
First we spray painted the area where he is digging from the waterfall down to the pond. We chose to be up by the front entrance of the house as there were overgrown shrubs there and they looked awful.
The bottom photo are the pond layers.
The next thing is to add the pond underlayment and the lining. Lucky for me my husband and Isaac were in town that weekend so they could help Noah lay it out and add the river rock to form the bottom of the waterfall and pond.
Here they are working hard figuring how the rocks should go.
After they left, Noah and I headed for the mountains and picked some shale. My truck doesn't look full but this stuff is so heavy the truck was lowered pretty good and then we had to drive mountain roads all the way back, up and down, up and down 3 trips.
My son Noah, not quite 15 years old, 6 foot 1 and full of muscles already, that would be the farm food we raised him on. He is finding flat shale in the woods.
Here is Noah at the water fall laying down the flat shale.
The waterfall is coming along and you can see how he is laying the shale pieces over the river rock. Some of them need to be foamed in to keep them water tight.
Here is the waterfall and pond with water in it, I know the angle is funky.
Closeup of the waterfall
He is still setting pieces. We need to go back and get more rock and build it all up around the whole area and then landscape it. In the Spring we will try out some fish in it.
You can see the flat shale under the water as well as stacked along the sides
Here is some of the outside stack of jagged edges. Noah took 2 weeks off and went to MN with his dad to hang out with the guys so the pond progress is on a break. I can hear the water in my craft room as my window is right above the waterfall. Very pretty and soothing.
I made a few cards this past few days, just thought I would throw them on here too.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed our pond, this was a very fun thing for us to do as well as my son feels pretty good about himself right now. Accomplishments.
Hugs and sunshine to you all,