Spent a few hours this afternoon shoveling the rocks out of the old plastic pool. It confuses me as to why whoever put this pond in put in a three foot deep pool, then filled it with rocks.
I also struggled trying to get that fern out of there. I started out trying to be gentle and save as much roots as possible. But after fighting with it for a while, I gave up and started hacking at it until it was out and I was bruised and battered. There was still a substantial amount of root mat. I took it out to the front yard and planted it in it's new home and wished it luck. It is a very nice fern. Live long and prosper.
|Lots of mud and rocks.|
|Darrell came and helped, too.|
|Here's what it looked like after - fern gone.|
|Pond empty, now I need to get it out of the ground.|
There are still a lot of rocks to move, including the very large one above. I'm worried it's going to fall into that pond hole - and we'd never get it out!
Once I get the rocks moved, I can start digging the old pond out of there.