Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More Pond Pictures and Sarah's First Communion

This past weekend we continued work on our pond renovation. Friday afternoon I bought a 64 lb flat rock for the waterfall. Yep, you heard right - bought! All those years that I spent removing rock from our property in PA and now I'm buying them. Go figure! Sunday was spent building and shoring up the upper section of the pond for the waterfall. I also got all the water plants back in the pond.

Saturday was Sarah's First Communion. It was a very nice and memorable occasion.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pond Remodel

We have had a pond in the backyard for several years but it has not been a real successful project. We used a pre-formed pond kit but we couldn't put it into the ground very far because of buried water and electric lines. The pond would get too hot in the summer and the algae became a big problem. We also had a lot of problems with leaking. So this spring Bob decided to redo the pond using sand to form the shape and a liner to hold in the water. Last Sunday we drained the old pond and removed the plastic shape. We used sand (which we have plenty of) to form the basic shape and installed the liner in the bottom section. We are still working on the waterfall part. Apparently I never took any pictures of the original pond so I couldn't include any "before" pictures in the slide show.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Our Garden

Mindi has been posting pictures of her garden so I decided I needed to post a picture of our gardening efforts. These are pictures of some of our lettuce, radishes, and carrots.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Slideshow and Picassa Web Album Link

Thanks to Mindi for helping add the picture slide show to the blog. If you just click on a picture the picture will enlarge. We also figured out how to add a direct link to our Picasa Web Albums so that you can view other pictures. The link is on the left - "Our Picture Gallery". We're slowly getting the hang of Blogger!

The weather was nasty today - rainy, windy, and rather cool. The kind of day that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a good book. It should be nicer tomorrow.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

It has been a beautiful Easter Sunday. The weather was perfect, sunny and not too hot. The Swain family all got together for dinner and as usual there was way too much food. Check out the slide show below.

It's back to work tomorrow after a week of Spring Break. I spent as much time as possible working in the yard and I got a lot accomplished but there is still much more to do. Hopefully the weather will continue to be nice.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

As you can see we have changed the blog around. We are now using Blogger and it seems to be easier to use so maybe I will post more often. Besides it's free! Pictures will be posted using Picassa but it's not up and running yet. Keep checking back. Spring Break is finally here, hurray! I plan on working in the yard, reading, putting away winter clothes, and just being lazy. We'll see how much of that I actually get done.