A garden pond

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.





2 responses to “A garden pond”

  1. Denise Avatar

    I’m pleased for your toad. What a good thing to do.

    1. Rachel M Avatar

      I hope he uses it. He’ll probably stick to his tiny little bowl but we’ll see. Maybe I’ll get some frogs!

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