Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Fish Pond

A couple of days ago, Lily and I drove past the local pet store and noticed they had their pre-formed fish ponds on clearance. Unable to resist the bargain, we went in to check out the price and came out the very happy owners of a small 72 gallon fish pond!
Tonight was the night we put it in the ground. First, we had to decide exactly where we wanted it. We put it on the side of the house, away from the area where the kids run and play so no-one accidently or on-purposefully runs into it.

Then, the digging began.

And the exciting job of getting the hole to fit the pool and making it level.

Once it was in, there was some back filling to do.
And the younger kids helped by getting the excess dirt out.

And the part they'd been waiting for most....FILLING. Who knew a hose could be such fun?

And even though it was cool here today, we told them they could get in just this once....But they didn't get in too far!

This is how the pool looked at the end of the day! We hope to soon get the pump ready, buy a few aquatic plants, and then bring home some new little inhabitants!