After spotting a toad swimming in the tiny water bowl I’d put in the backyard for wildlife I decided to give him something bigger and better to swim in: a pond. On Saturday Ben and I spent the afternoon pulling up grass and digging a hole. It was hard work.
Victoria gave us a hand.
We plan to pull up more grass to expand the garden but this is where we’re at for now.
In hindsight I realise this pond is a bit small; we should have been more ambitious and done something much bigger. As Ben did the digging he disagrees. Maybe in a few years we can upgrade and get the kids to do the digging.
A few years ago there was a trend to turn backyard swimming pools into ponds. I’m not sure if this is still a thing but as I was pulling up grass and feeling hot the pond looked very inviting – if only it was bigger I’d have hopped in.