Ginormous Garden Pond

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Ok! The cat is out of the bag. The only thing Dr. P wants for Christmas is a teensy-weensy garden pond. He wanted to install one last summer but never got around to it. I think it will be fun. I bought this 125 gallon monster from Lowes. He wanted a smaller kidney-shaped one. I think this odd shaped pond looks cooler. I also like how it has multiple levels for different critters. Polliwogs! We have goldfish that we put outside during the warm months. We also have a ton of frogs, toads, and other aquatic friendly folks. I’m sure the birds, chipmunks, and squirrels will also enjoy it. He wants to build a waterfall / gurgling brook gizmo in our back garden which will flow down to the pond.

I’m a bit nervous that this lug won’t fit into the hatch of my Subaru. If it’s too big, I’ll need to tie it on top. Or maybe rent the Lowes truck for an hour to haul it home. At dinner yesterday, I told him about it (and showed him a picture) to gauge his reaction. If he didn’t like it, I simply wouldn’t pick it up. He seems to like this one. He thinks it will be a bear to dig a hole for it. I told him we can lay it on the ground upside down and “trace” it with spray paint to sketch out the hole we need to dig. Voila! Easy. Our yard is fairly sandy, and the potential tree roots are along the edges.

Note: This surely won’t fit under the Christmas tree!