Spotted a Bobcat in the yard today. Ground breaking for the new pond begins. I am so excited!
The fun begins!
lol. At first I though you meant a furry bobcat. couldn't see the picture very well. A friend of ours from N Dakota used and sold them up in Fairbanks. the mechanical not the furry. :) How exciting...
Hey, would you prefer pink flamingos?? Ours are usually green at least. Those boulders are huge.
Nice boulders - how big will your new pond be?
The second picture is interesting. Better that then having them use the one in your home.
The new pond will be 12' wide by 20' length with a 25' long stream. 3 ft deep in most areas. Going to be great.
Wow! I have serious rock envy! It's going to look great!
I don't know about 'rock envy' but I surely have square footage and gallonage and shed envy!!!
I will be following the progress of your pond!! Very exciting!!
Now this will be a pond! It already sounds lovely. I can't wait to see the final product.
Master mind behind this project. Jamison Ulibarri owner Son Light Landscaping Silverton Oregon.
Tel 503-874-8811 Cel 503-932-1985
The best! He created my last pond so I am sure this one will be great too!
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My golly. What a project. So the piping for the water and/or drains is about 1' below pond bottom level??
The piping is about six inches below. He has changed the slope of the lot and is building it up as we go. They now appear to be about 1-3 " below.. Some will be under paver walk ways and others in new flower beds. Must try to mark and remember where they will be buried when I dig the dirt. No work today due to the rain last night. :(
Yeah. gully washer rain here today, and lighter rain yesterday. No complaints though. The last few weeks have actually be beautiful.
Very hectic day with the pond building, the blind installation on my windows,and the tree service checking out all the trees on this property. 8 oaks will need to be removed next tueday due to disease and ice damage in years past. The other will get some branch pruning. There goes most of my budget for the front yard landscaping!! Bummer, but it is a safety issue and needs to be done. One beautiful thing happed today. A day lilly bloomed and it is so pretty!
I want a place where you live. Deer, greenery, no highways in your back yard, just deer. I think Dallas is just south of Portland?? I wonder what about 20 acres would cost? I am so excited to watch your project. A 12 year old was running that loader? What a hoot.
so how did you come to move to Dallas, Oregon? I googled a bit and it looks like a really nice place to live.
Dallas is south of Portland and southwest of Salem. Real Estate is very affordable here i think. Here is a local web link to some horse properties for a comparison to AK. http://www.homeswithhorsesense.com/dallas-idx.php
My sister lives in Anchorage and It can be an expensive place to live, not to mention cold. I moved to Dallas by chance. I was looking for a larger acerage property in the country, but on my budget if I got some acerage I would not get a decent home. So I settled for .25 acres and a recently renovated 1968 home with $$ to spare to get the landscaping done here. The homes in this neighborhood are spaced on larger lots with large trees and the feel of living in the country. I love it. Silverton where I lived before was a wonderful town. I just did not like the neighborhood I lived in. The houses were built very close togethr and despite the lovely garden & pond I had there, i never had any privacy or peace & quiet like i have here. So far so good. :) I even have found two tree frogs. I am hoping many will come to the pond as well as the bull frogs I fell in love with at my last pond. Miss them
I hear you - DH and I are not too thrilled with our neighbors. Neighbors can certainly make or break a situation. We have done everything to make our yard private and have had a lot of comments on how private our yard is, yet it is in the middle of town.
We plan on moving when I retire and plan on going more rural than we are right now. We, too will be building another pond when we move.
Loving your pictures - keep them coming.
Is that a alocasia where froggie is in? If so do you know what spicie? sp???
Oh, I love the froggie. I will follow the url to see about property. We also are in a noisy unprivate place. Although we like most all our neighbors and have sort of been adopted by the younger couples with little kids. I retired two years ago and am still trying to get used to it. winters are longggggg.
I saw some properties with 5-10 acres that would suit me fine. but the thought of starting over in a totally strange place is scary.
am so very much enjoying your pictures. also very instructive!!
Will you be keeping koi in your pond and are snakes / raccoons a big issue where you live (as far as ponds)?
Just curious. I am enjoying the updates.