Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The impetus for all this hard work in the backyard was to invite more birds in to use the pond for water and bathing.
A few days ago, the first bird I saw using the pond for a drink was a crow...not what I really had in mind.
But yesterday, as I sat on the back porch I saw a swarm of European Sparrows gather, looking longingly at the pond. Eventually, one brave soul landed and hopped over to the edge and proceeded to bathe.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
Friday, July 03, 2015
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
The final step - putting 'Paver Lock' in the space between the pavers. This will 'lock' them all together and prevent anything from growing up between them.
First you sweep the sand into all of the cracks and try to get it even and looking good. It's a lot like doing tile grout - you sweep one direction and get it looking great, and then when you sweep the other direction it messes it all up.
It took me most of the day. It was a slow process.
Once you get it looking the way you want then you 'mist' it all with a fine spray of water, getting enough on there to soak all the way down to the bottom.
It was a very
warm hot day. My feet were tired and hot, so I soaked them in the pond afterward. Excellent.