Monday, November 26, 2007

The Pond

Just a few pics of our pond for someone out of town to see.(Taken at 1:15 this afternoon).
We have had a bit of trouble with water and our pond this year---the drought of course. Never ever empty since the early 70's when it was dug---this year it has been dry (bone dry) since late May and very very low since last summer. Occasionally we have gotten a bit of rain and the bottom has held water for a few days only to dry up again.
These pics show our pond after yesterday and today's rains with the most water it has had since.......about.....last fall maybe. Hopefully the bottom is not permanently damaged from drying out so that it will have to be re dug. Hopefully it will keep at least some of this water. I know it will shrink a bit---it has to---since the bottom was so dry I am sure it requires a fair bit of water to re-establish itself.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. Has the pond gone down much yet? I can't believe that we have water again. Yeah!!!

maggie said...

Glad to see you got some of this rain! You're in the same neck of the woods as my summer camp. Let's keep our fingers crossed for more rain over the winter.