Keeping character, or restoring a pond
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The job site picked up an inch and a half over the weekend.
Then this afternoon one of those scattered showers Bird talked about laid down another inch and a half in twenty minutes.
This morning I had to go down first with the excavator (mini-hoe) and scrape off a couple of inches of goo before the skid steer could be allowed in the basin.
It was a bugger bear, good day before the rain hit, but a bugger bear.
Saturday I went by Pearson Stone and grabbed some slabs for a staircase that I'm going to do above the wall going over to the north side pathway.
Here's where they are going to go. These two were just put there for a test fit. They're not placed.
The rippley look on the pond is the rain starting. After taking the help home I came by and it was big mud hole.
Oh well, we only have a forty percent chance of rain tomorrow. That means we have a sixty percent chance of it not raining, not bad odds in my book.
Sunday I got away from this job and worked out some frustration on some straight pipe.
I'm building a twenty five foot pipe sliding gate.
We don't want it to look like anyone else's.
Since it was too wet yesterday to work in the pond we moved all the equipment out from under the carport. Then we used the mini-hoe to scratch the base fill. Customer had mentioned he wanted to concrete the area if we had the chance.
That's a fifteen by thirty slab. We've got seventeen or eighteen mixer loads to do this morning to complete the pour.
We put the base we removed to good use.
That allowed me to get in and out of the pond in the afternoon.
I got to play with the rock stairs a bit.
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