Busy three day weekend. It was fun to see all the koi kichi photos from the Louisville Koi Show and while it would have been nice to be there – I got a lot of gardening done. Almost all of the dahlias have sprouted and some plants in the yard seem to grow two inches over night. I’m pleased to have gotten a lot of weeds under control and a lot of mulch spread around. The koi are looking good in the lower pond.
While I was doing some backbreaking work for the pond builder, I found the perfect spot for my new bench-trellis thingy. I like how it frames the backyard garden.
There’s a lot of sand still coming out of the hole as he reshaped the sides and changed out the two bottom drains for three aerated bottom drains. The only saving grace is that the stuff we are digging is like clean fill sand. We have a growing pile on the edge of our front yard and through Craigslist, I have someone picking it up for a paver patio project. Of course there is always a little snafu like a dense, heavy rock that could not be taken out with a simple pulley. We had to call in for some assistance from a local brother and are keeping the Range Rover for a few days.
The pond builder is still out in a thunderstorm doing some more work. I am koi kichi, he is pond building kichi. It’s a good thing (until he gets struck by lightning ☹️).
ps 7:15 pm – this may not look exciting but it was really a lot of work!