I admit, I have not written for awhile. Life has been very busy with traveling between Indiana and North Carolina, remodeling one house, keeping the other house ready for showings, keeping one large garden neat and trying to install a new garden. Between traveling, LOTS of cleaning and LOTS of painting, the spring, summer and fall flew by. When I look back over the last nine months, I feel that I did not accomplish much until I look at the results and know better. Now to update you on what has happened. The garden is planted and the plants are establishing. Weeding, mulching and additional design work will come this spring. I did move my fish and I thought I would tell you how I did it.
The first job was to dig a new pond, since the new garden did not have a pond. It took several days to dig and with the help of my husband, we got the job done. The new location allows me to see the fish from the house and provides a protected area for them.
After getting the pond dug, I leveled the soil around the pond. I also removed rocks, roots and other items that could damage the new liner.
The liner was installed and I filled the pond with water. I did not installed rock around the pond due to how late it was getting in the year and not having enough time to complete the job. The pond was allowed to sit with the new water for several weeks before the fish were delivered to their new home.
Update - All moved in and getting lots of indoor work done. The move took place just before a winter storm hit the mountains. I can't wait for some warmer days to start working in the new garden and I can now get back to writing again!