Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday



What a great weekend. We went and looked at a calf Friday night, Saturday morning both kids had soccer games (it was FREEZING, but at least the sun was out) and during the afternoon I mowed the yard and started working on my water garden.













We had gotten it dug last year, the liners in and filled with water and fish. And then it sat. Todd was working Saturday afternoon, so I started hauling rocks. I have all the rocks around it and we are to the point of leveling the dirt around it, putting down mulch and planting flowers (ignore all the weeds - I can't get in there with the riding mower, so we had to spray them last night).







Our plan is to turn the old, small pond into the filtration system for the bigger pond, and have a stream connecting the two of them. And that still needs done, but that involves lots of shovel work .....and the shovel doesn't fit my hands, really.






When we went to PA in early April, Todd's uncle gave us 4 purple martin birdhouse gords. We got them up a couple weeks ago, and last night saw birds flying all around them.


We were so hopeful they were purple martins, but it turns out they were tree swallows.









So the gords came down, we put bluebird houses up last night, and hopefully the swallows will relocate!



And Tyler and Jessie were able to walk their heifers this weekend - this is Tyler and Mittens.







Have a great day!
Kris

14 comments:

Patty said...

I have been wanting a water garden. We used to have a small pond with gold fish but it needs work.

I can never enlarge you photos to get a better look. I would really like to see more of your water garden.

farm mom said...

That's a lot of work girl!! I always say that too....the shovel looks/fits better in Eric's hands!! ;)

APA said...

The water garden is looking so good, Kris, from all your hard work! How nice it will be when you have your flowers in full bloom.

Super good weekend you had. Awesome! May there be many, many more!

Happy Monday!

Ana :)

Shorty said...

You are such a hard worker! I love it!

scrappy quilter said...

You've been busy. Your water garden is coming right along. Should be neat to see it later in the year.

Philigry said...

this is going to looks so nice! can't wait to see more. i can't believe you hauled all those rocks!

warren said...

A shovel doesn't usually fit in my hand too well either...

AJ said...

A water garden sounds wonderful. Hope everything goes smoothly.

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
Wow,thts alot of work ,with GREAT results.:o)
Have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Michaela said...

Water garden sounds great. I spent some quality time in the garden weeding. Enjoy your week.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your water feature is going to look amazing!

GARI said...

So, how do the birds know which houses are for them?

jacquie said...

that's a lot of rocks to haul!! i love the idea of a water garden.

audreypawdrey said...

I love the water ponds! They will be fantastic when they are finished. :)