Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Almost Done!

Just a few finishing touches, and we're almost done! The diggers have almost finished here, but our hard work will continue! Whilst we will need to allow the new pond to settle for a while before we can actually fill it, there is plenty of sowing and planting to be done in the meantime!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Rallying the Troops!

So the digging continued in earnest despite the freezing weather (don't be fooled by the blue sky - it was cold!) but Gillian was on hand with jugs full of steaming hot soup to keep the wheels moving!

It was worth all of the effort in the end, and we could finally see how our new pond was going to look........

Friday, 11 February 2011

Fishing Hut on the Move

Sometimes, there are crucial decisions to be made, and luckily for us Gillian was on hand to make them! In this case, the tackle shed was in the way of our new pond and had to be moved!

Regular fishers here at Forda will be relieved to hear that the shed survived the move intact, and lives to store another day!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The Big Dig

Diggers arrived at the end of January, and watched over by Jim and Colin (like anxious fathers to be!) the new lake finally started to take shape.

Countless tons of earth were expertly moved around, transforming Forda's landscape!

Further pictures and updates to follow very soon!

Friday, 4 February 2011

A New Addition

Preparations for our new pond went ahead as planned in January, and many chilly days were spent clearing the scrub land, chopping down trees and lighting huge bonfires (which not only got rid of the waste, but went a fair way to ensuring that we didn't freeze!)

Eventually, we managed to transform the area from this........

to this.........!!!!!!!

The next step was for the diggers to arrive - more on this to follow very soon!