.....is moving right along. Unfortunately, we had to have a tree removed. It always makes me sad to have to take down trees. I hate it. But, it had to be done. We'll be using the tree for firewood though next winter. It took these guys about 5 minutes to remove this tree. The whole process was pretty amazing.
Then...........the dreaded hole. Here's a picture of the hole all cleaned out. That pile of trash next to it (not Mr. Man - the OTHER side!) is what they took out of the hole.
That is the hole the bonehead former owner of this house dug in the pond with a backhoe and all the trash he put in it. In the picture Mr. Man is assisting a water snake in making it's escape from the hole. There were also two snapping turtles and a pile of tadpoles to rescue. All were removed to safer living quarters.
Here's what the hole looked like after they finished.
YAY!!! I can't wait to start filling up the pond again. There is still more work to go but hopefully we can start filling it again as soon as we get back from Asheville.