The Pond and Beyond

After several warm days and Dear’s hard work the pond has dried nicely.

This is another necessity on most properties in our neck of the woods. Everyone says they are unusually big this year. We are hoping they aren’t as prolific as they were last year.

First of 3 stumps we want to get rid of. And on the very bright side…

Lily of the Valley. We’ve heard from those of you who know that this plant is very invasive. I’m happy to report they are in an isolated planter.

These succulents are in the rockery that borders the pond area.

We have a nice healthy looking Peony. Looking forward to seeing what the blooms are like. We also have a white bleeding heart blooming and three clematis that are reaching towards the sky.

On the way back from the mailbox Dear stopped to chat with our neighbor and heard some stories about the rattlesnakes killed from year to year. Yikes. We’re being careful especially when we clear out brush.

Happy to report that our Heat Pump is working as it should and we’ve been able to cool things down when we need to. The technician found wires that were wired wrong. Glad it was an easy fix.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

18 thoughts on “The Pond and Beyond

  1. Are you planning on putting lawn where your pond was? We have a pond on the outskirts of our property. Within the next few years we need to reclaim it so it’s more water than weeds. You have nice plants around your yard.πŸ˜‰

    • Sandi, the pond is more work then we are willing to give to keep it healthy and algae free, etc. etc. Also the attraction of mosquitoes is a negative. I have enough of a challenge to vacuum my home let alone having to vacuum a pond. πŸ™‚ Last but not least the danger it poses to our little grands is not something I want to face. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it! πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you for sharing I just love all of the plants. My Lilly of the Valley is in a container and has spread to other areas, they were one of my dad’s favorite flower.

  3. Hello, the yard and pond work are hard work. I would be careful and watch out for those snakes. The Peony plant does look beautiful. Wishing you a happy day!

  4. The hornets remind me of what we find when we go over to our Italian property – snakes too, although not rattlesnakes. Glad you found some lovely plants still growing on the property. The dried out pond will look good when it’s seeded over. Slowly, slowly you’ll get jobs done. It’s good to stop and chat to neighbours.

  5. You have some gorgeous plants coming up. I love peonies but have never grown any. Filling in the pond is a great idea, especially with grandchildren.

  6. You have a lot of nature there to contend with!! But so pretty, and I can imagine the fresh, clean air, and the stars at night … that pond is huge and I can see why you were afraid for your grandchildren! It will be really nice when you’ve finished the project and have a smooth lawn for them to play on. I woudn’t mind lilies of the valley multiplying all over my garden either.

  7. Had not realized just how large that pond was until seeing the picture of your husband standing there. It will be a big project, though you are well begun. Everything about your property is a bit of an adventure, isn’t it?!

  8. Wow!! So many new adventures! I’m glad the pond dried out and the heat pump is working… now praying for safety from wasps and snakes! Eewww!

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