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Old 05-08-2007, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default My fake pond is done!

My pond is finally done- except for the landscaping and plants. It still looks a bit raw, but the plants will definitely help! I put this in my side yard, where our deck and chiminea are. We don't have any neighbors on this side, so it's private and it's our favorite place to be. We have a big, big yard on the other side along the road and our back yard has our garden. The house is actually log underneath the ugly siding- it's probably 100 years old.

The goldfish like the pond a lot, but they'll like it better when there are plants to help give them some cover!

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Old 05-08-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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nice. I could definately sit there and while away a few hours and brews...

A log cabin? Does it have the logs on the inside?

Don't you love old houses. Mines about 125 years old with about 4 layers of different sidings. Clapboards, asbestos shingle, something yet to be identified, then foam insulation and vinyl siding on top!

Anyway, nice pond. I wish I had one (and some one else to maintain it )


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Old 05-08-2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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Looks great! Sounds like oyu guys have a great lot!
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It's ok for a house in town. The house was in farmland when it was built. The logs are buried under: ugly gold steel siding; then ugly shingle like siding, then logs. On the inside, it's logs; covered by plaster and lathe, covered by dry wall, covered by panelling, covered by textured painted walls. I know this because we put a sliding glass door in when we bought it. It took them two days to cut the hole! But it's very well insulated!!!!!!

I don't know how big the lot actually is- maybe 3-4 deep lots and no neighbors adjoining. There is a house behind our back yard, but they are FIBs and only here a couple of times a year. There are some houses down the street- I think we have 5 houses total on our street.



The pond is cool- I've already sat outside with a brew and watched the fish. Very zen-like for a hyper person like me.
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Pretty sweet! Nice job. I want to do one off of my patio someday, but I want to wait until the kids are a little older.
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Looks nice, L! Your hard work has payed off! With some time and plants that baby will be P.I.M.P.
I especially like the giant hookah beside the pond.
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Hookah? Oh, you mean that chiminea thing? hehe. I imagine smoking out of a chiminea would f you up.

Looks great, Lorena, just a little bare, as you said, but that will be remedied in time. I'd love to have a working water feature in my back yard! I just finished installing our fence this past weekend. You wanna talk about some labor...that was madness. But it was worth it. Being able to let Xander out without a lead/leash is so nice.

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Very nice...and it doubles as a great wort chiller too.
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That's a nice addition to your destressing area. I wish I could make one down here. But I have too many birds around and they would definitely be well fed. Very nice Lorena, enjoy.


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