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Heck of a workout yesterday (pictures); Lisa’s cooking tonight (recipes included).

Sunday, August 29, 2010 by  
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Making progress!

Making progress!

Yesterday’s workout (digging out the plant beds around the pond) lasted about 4 hours. I didn’t even come close to finishing, but I got a lot done. It’s a big job, and fantastic exercise! I’ll be out there again as soon as I finish today’s blog entry. I don’t expect to finish today, but I think things will go a little quicker than they did yesterday. The reason things should proceed a little faster today is because yesterday I spent a lot of time shaking the dirt out of each clump of sod I dug up in an effort to build up the large waterfall berm. Now that the waterfall berm is finally at its target size, I can focus entirely on digging.

The waterfall berm is quite large, but it really needed to be so that the waterfall itself wouldn’t look unnatural. Now that the dirt mound around the waterfall is built up, we can plant all kinds of stuff there to help hide a lot of the rocks (especially those on top and where the water comes out at the top of the falls).

Back of the berm. It's over 4 feet tall, and required a lot of dirt  to get it built up to this size!

Back of the berm. It's over 4 feet tall, and required a lot of dirt to get it built up to this size!

Most of the rocks you see at the top of the waterfall will be removed and replaced with plants. I think I’m going to use a lot of firecracker plants on the top of the berm and have them flow over the edge of the falls. Firecracker plants are bright red/orange and sprawling, and they bloom almost all year long. Here’s a picture of one of the Firecracker plants I have in my front gardens if you’re not familiar with how it looks.

Here’s the back of the berm. It’s over 4 feet tall, and required a heck of a lot of dirt to get it built up to this size!

I’m going to wrap this up so I get out there and start working before it gets too hot. I’m probably going to work until about 1:00 PM today, and then I’m going to relax and watch a couple movies up in the theater. Oh, and I’m in for a treat tonight: Lisa is cooking me dinner! She’s making one of my favorites, too: Pineapple, lime and rum chicken served with Black beans and yellow rice! Highly recommend.

Arial view.

Arial view.

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