Saturday, April 24, 2010

One Year...

April 2009 to April 2010...

It was April 15th, 2009 when I started the removal of the swimming pool on my way to creating this "one of a kind" system. All things considered it has gone fairly well. At the end of summer last year I had hopes of getting the fish for the large pond. As things turned out I was unable to obtain the type of fish I wanted without jumping through more hoops than I was willing.

So, I just bought a hundred goldfish and I will let them breed for the next few years until it is fully stocked. Goldfish get pretty big, much bigger than I would have imagined. The bad thing however, is that I will never eat one. So no fresh fish for dinner.

Even with only 100 small goldfish, the system is producing.
Here you see a carrot, peppermint, endive, borage, and a few other flowering plants in the grow bed.
(above and below)


  1. Why don't you try to have an above ground pool instead of inground pool and exchanging it to pond? There are benefits in an above ground pools like easy to install and remove.

  2. For starters, I am so in love with what you've done to construct a natural pond that looks totally appealing! Many years ago, the increase in numbers of swimming pools (Chicago) in my neighborhood made me get one built, so me and my kids can have fun under the sun without even going to the beach, and as time flies by, the goodness is still there, due to the barbecue parties we regularly hosted.

  3. This pictures clearly shows that pond making is not so easy work as we think. It required lots of effort. Very nice blog!!

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