When the hay bales dot the field near our house, it’s a sign for us that spring is here and summer is fast approaching.
We’ve been busy, working on our garden:
And, we’ve also been busy with other activities.
A few months ago, Mr. Fifty Shades picked up a special delivery – a new item for his shop:
Exciting new projects await this new table saw and its owner:
If you didn’t think things could get any better – well, they could because Mr. Fifty Shades installed an aerator in our pond. If you live in the big city, a pond can also be referred to as a water feature. 🙂 This was needed to reduce algae, provide more oxygen for the fish (bass and blue gill) and in general create a healthier pond:
First, he laid out and constructed a deck near the spring.
Next, he built a chest to house the motor and wired up the electrical system.
The chest sits on top of the newly constructed deck.
Finally, time to paddle out…
…and gently place the aerator in the water…
The aerator runs on a timer and we have it on a schedule of about 12 hours overnight and once for about 15 minutes during the day. You can see the surface of the pond bubbling away. So far, it’s made a big difference in the way the pond looks and the fish have given it a two fins up approval rating!!
That’s it for now, but more to come soon.
Until next time,