When Alex and I first moved to our current abode back in 2013, one of the first things we put in the backyard was a small pond. We found a small round pond shell which we put in one corner of the yard. It was cute and was big enough for 4 or 5 small goldfish.
This is the oldest picture I have of the pond. It was taken in the winter of 2014
We then discovered after that because it was uncovered, it became an “All You Can Eat Sushi Bar for Raccoons and Herons. To discover half eaten fish corpses scattered across our backyard was definitely traumatic. Except for Nike, he thought they were tasty!
Fast forward to the spring of 2015 and we decided that we would rebuild the pond, make it bigger, stronger and COVERED.
This set up lasted quite a long time. We had filtration and a small waterfall feature. The fish loved it and we were secure in knowing that because we had a cover on it, Raccoons and Herons couldn’t get to them.
Which now brings us to the present. We have new neighbours and they were moving out of a mobile home park that is being redeveloped as a townhouse complex. They had a pond in their backyard that they didn’t want to see destroyed – their new yard is much smaller than our and there just isn’t the room for a pond – so they gave it us!
We happily accepted their generous offer and two weeks ago, we began to construct the new pond.
Here is the completed project (well, it will never be completed but, it is where Alex and I are thrilled to have it.