Thursday, 2 April 2009

Pond life

Yesterday we started to tackle pond number two, Far Pond. It's about the same size, we think, as pond number one (House Pond) but even more overgrown with horrible prickly brambles.
Still the sun was out and it seemed as good a day as any to get stuck in. Amazingly the brambles were overhanging the pond by quite a lot and what we thought was solid ground turned out to be bramble and weed. So maybe, by the time we've finished (this is going to be a long and painful job) the ponds will be the same size.
'After' pictures will be posted when we next week hopefully!!
The building in the background of the pond shots is the barn. Currently divided into 4 stables and a storage room but soon to be the home to our vermiculture business (that's worms to you and me!!).

Just in front of that and completely covered by brambles and weeds (much more so now than in this picture) is Tumbledown Cottage, just three walls left and a big pile of stones. Once we have cleared around the pond we will be starting on this area, hopefully.

Sue xx


  1. Golly Sue, I feel exhausted just reading this! I take my hat off to you, I'm sure it will look wonderful.
    Hen x

  2. It must be like death of a million cuts or rather scratches, but I bet it'll look wonderful, look forward to the after pic's

    lynn x

  3. The more I see of your grounds, the more entranced I become ... protect yourself well against all those brambles!

  4. Ouch.....they got me good today!!

    Sue xx


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