Sunday, December 5, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Hello, I thought i would head down a musical track this time and show off my guitars. The first is a Takemine, which i have had for many years, at least 25 or so, the second a more recent addition, a yamaha and finally my favorite, the ashton.They are fantastic guitars to play.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Hello, well the pergola was a fun project i enjoyed very much. Still not quite done yet. I painted it to match the house and put some temporary shade cloth to keep some of the sun at bay. I plan to put laser lite sheeting on three quarters of the roof and leave the last bit over the pond in shade cloth, this way the garden and pond will still be able to benefit from the rain
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Hi, now that the garden is taking shape, it was time to get the pond ready for some fish. I purchased a submersible pump which has a flow rate of about 3500lts an hour. Power was run through the wall and an outside control switch was mounted to the wall. The lead to the pump was encased in some conduit and ran underground and then under the deck and then up to the switch. All the plumbing connections were completed, then it was time for the big test! i purchased 6 goldfish (will be seen in a later post) and kept my fingers crossed, by the way, this pond was filled naturally by rain water, for which i have greater plans to capture and use later on.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Hi, now that the deck is complete it's time to get the landscaping done.I purchased a fibre glass fish pond on ebay, and set about getting it operational.With the many rocks found naturally in the ground while levelling the soil, i had a starting point. It was a simple matter of digging a hole to suit the pond size and shape. I had a storm water inspection pipe nearby and fitted on overflow hole in the pond and ran a pipe into the stormwater drain concealed under ground. A nice little bamboo border was set in place, some wood chips and a few plants to kick it all off. I also incorporated a water feature into the pond scape.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I pegged and used string for all the ground work that would take place in my backyard. It took some time and effort but I was happy with the outcome. As I stood in the dirt, hoping I wouldn't trample any of it inside the new house, I pondered my next move...
She became quite fond of the cows as a matter of fact, and even gave them names ..Martha and George (I guess the names are after the famous Washington's) What I wanted was a little haven in my back yard, where me and the missus could sit and ponder our thoughts and ideas or just relax and watch life go by..slowly
But someone would have to create this little piece of paradise..And that someone would have to be me.