My "mother's day" present was a stream. And I was thrilled with it. So on Sunday morning (bright and early I might add) Todd got busy and dug my stream.
Sorry I don't have to many in process photos:
The upper pond was filled in with stone (to creat the bog filter that will keep the big pond with the fish crystal clear here in about a week), rubber hose was laid, and the stream was dug. It's still not finished (we need more stone in the upper pond to raise the water level a little), and I need to finish putting rocks in and around the stream bed, but......it's functional.
This weekend Todd is building me a bridge over the stream. When we get around to finishing the concrete for the sidewalk, we will be able to get into the house through the basement to take off boots and heavy coats in the winter. And they will be out of my kitchen.
While he did that (because shovels do not fit my hands) I weeded most of my flowerbeds, cut down high weeds in the new flower bed and started raking it smooth, and transplanted a bunch of flower.
Tyler has already asked if his army guys can go white water rafting.....and we have 3 friends/acquaintances/neighbors who want water gardens put in.....