Monday, June 02, 2014

The new old swimming hole!

Actually, I doubt I'd swim in it. I'm sure there are leeches! Remember the pond we had dug in March?


Poor Sophie, she would have loved to swim in it this summer!



Look at it now! It has really filled in.




Already it is full of little fish and frogs.





And the little tributary of the Beaudette River that fills it has widened.




Gordon had the brilliant idea of building a boardwalk across the pasture to the pond, with a screened gazebo at the end. That pasture floods every spring and gets quite wet and spongy. And of course it's mosquito/blackfly central back here. I think he has a great idea.

We walked back to the Beaudette River afterwards. In the photo above, it runs horizontally across where the line of trees are...




Beautiful as always.

26 comments:

  1. Wow! What a transformation. You two are visionaries. The idea of the walkway and gazebo sound great, too. That's some beautiful country you have there.

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    1. I feel pretty lucky to live in this little corner of the world!

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  2. Just gorgeous...screened gazebo sounds awesome!

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  3. I'm for the boardwalk and gazebo,too. It's beginning to sound like a walk of Mr. Darby's grounds.

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    1. If only there were no blackflies and mosquitos!

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  4. Did the fish come with the river water?

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    1. Yes Monica, they did. I just didn't think there would be so many of them in there so fast! It will make the Great Blue Herons happy!

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  5. The boardwalk sounds great...how about Park Place!

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    1. hahaha yes we need that too!

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  6. You do certainly know what to do with your money. How beauteous! I do admire your creativity and energy.

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    1. Actually Sean, the nice thing about the pond is that it cost us not a dime! (A gazebo and boardwalk will be another story!!) It was a project by Ducks Unlimited and our local conservation authority! :) The next project on the horizon is a nine-acre pond through Ducks Unlimited. I will get a little rowboat for that one!

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    2. Ah, good luck. I can already see the headline 'Rowing Rowe'!

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    3. Row, Rowe! Row your boat.

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  7. You have such a beautiful property! It's so lush and full of life in the warm months.

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  8. The pond looks great.. like it's always been there.

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  9. In that last picture, I think I can actually hear the brook water gurgling....

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  10. You are in for a lot of viewing pleasure from your pond. You've already got some reflection photos.

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  11. That is a beautiful piece of paradise.

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  12. Your property is simply gorgeous.

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  13. In so little time! It looks wonderful (of course you should swim in it).

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  14. It's beautiful. And I love Gordon's idea. I'd have to cover myself with bug spray just to make the trek out to the gazebo! (Or maybe I could do myself in mosquito netting.)

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  15. It looks lovely, and so much bigger than I thought it was!

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  16. Why does the combination of "skinny-dipping hole" and "leeches" not appeal?

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