Well we're finally wrapping-up not only all the planned projects for Red Hand, but also these two last minute "enhancements".

To complete the aesthetics and functionality of the new pond, we undertook the planting of 23 trees strategically placed around the pond.  An additional shade tree was planted up near the house to make the initial presentation of the property more bucolic.  Below are some pictures of the new trees.
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Five River Birch were placed in a slight depression at the shallow end of the pond. They should due quite well handling the "wet" soil in this location
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Seven pines were used to highlight the corner of the pond. Again location was shallow end.
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Six Locust trees were planted in an ovoid arrangement to allow for a picnic table to be placed in the center. In a few years, the canopy will cover the entire area providing ample shade.
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You can see the ditch that we had "back-hoed" down to the pond.

The electric will be installed in a few days and then connected into the house's circuit panel.  There will be outlets mounted into an exterior service panel/box right next to the picnic area.

The power is necessary to run an aeration system for the pond that we will install next spring.  It will also allow for kitchen type appliances to be used in the warmer weather when picnics shall abound.  A little music will add to the ambiance of a leisurely summer day spent down on the farm.  Possibly some lights in the evening for a little night fishing.  Whatever the use, the power will be real handy.




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