Around the Bend Strawbale House, Pond and Gardens

July 11, 2014

Early July 2014 b

Filed under: Uncategorized — aroundthebend @ 7:36 pm

We’ve added yet more bags [this will be a theme for several days– likely around 100 bags to go..]  The bags weigh around 100 lbs, and once in place need to be pounded flat and solid.

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We’ve installed a drain pipe with sock under the bottom edge of the lowest part of the pond.  We get some ground water in the pond.  The drain will be connected to a pipe which rises to ground level.  We are expecting that the weight of the water in the pond above the liner will force the ground water into the drain and then up the pipe to ground level and will run away.

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We now can bring the liner into the bottom of the pond awaiting its unrolling and unfolding.  The liner we bought is 100×50 feet and weighs around 1200 lbs.

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And then we brought in about 80 bags of gravel for future use.  This is only part of the bunch.

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