Construction of Loch Ines

 

On the 18th of November 2006 we started to create the new pond.

 

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Lifting the turf

 

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The turf accountant

 

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Turf accountant’s assistant

 

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A little tiring!

 

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Nearly there? As if!

 

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Ines very kindly helped us with the heavy work

 

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The dugout earth is used to make an embankment

 

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Land-Girls

 

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Journey to the centre of the Earth

 

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Is it deep enough yet? No!

 

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The whole hole at last!

 

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Carpeting the pond?? You must be mad!

 

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Yes. Carpeting the pond protects the butyl liner from puncture

 

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The rain helps to fill the pond

 

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We now leave the pond to settle for a month or so

 

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A month or so later we start to turf the banks

 

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Pond digging is not for those with a nervous disposition

 

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Time for a rest - at least for some

 

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Turfing

 

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Julie: a turf-laying expert

 

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We’re getting there

 

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A well-deserved rest for Julie and her mum and dad: we hope to regain use of our floor soon.

 

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When it comes to wading in cold water, Julie’s the lass to call! (the water lily is going in)

 

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Laying the gravel

 

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Can be tiring

 

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Loch Ines!

 

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Are we glad it’s finished? You bet!

 

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It’s finished at last! 14 April 2007

 

Finally: Loch Ines as we imagined – at the height of summer!

 

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