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Building The Trout Pond

This series of pictures documents the building of the trout pond.
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In July of 2002, there was a garden with corn growing on the pond site.
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In May of 2005, there were weeds growing on the pond site.
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In June of 2005 Dr. Bob brought in people and equipment and began to build his pond.
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Here we see the site barely scratched when it began to rain.
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This is one of the pictures of the scratched up site.
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This is another one of the pictures of the scratched up site.
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This is another one of the pictures of the scratched up site.
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This is another one of the pictures of the scratched up site.
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This is another one of the pictures of the scratched up site.
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This is the start of the pond hole. This is about 6 feet deep at this point. When it is finished, it will be about 20 feet deep.
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The trackhoe. Here it is clearing a trail where the inlet pipe will be buried.
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The trail where the inlet pipe was buried. A small pond was dug at the far end of this trail to supply water to the trout pond.
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Dr. Bob and his dad Lee, wondering if it will ever be finished.
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It's finished, and less than two weeks later, it has been hyroseeded and is filled with water.
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The rock formation at the inlet.
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The outlet.
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The pond viewed from below the outlet.
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The outlet stream flowing down through the field to another branch coming out of the next holler.
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The outlet stream meets the other branch.
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A view of the pond from the end of the outlet stream.
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The small pond at the opening of the inlet pipe. The pipe is under the flat rock in the lower center of the picture.
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Every pond needs a gazebo. And trout (see the splash?).
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More trout splashing the surface as they eat the trout food thrown to them.
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Gregg puts the red roof on the gazebo.
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A small problem, the pond started leaking. Not to worry, Dr. Bob fixed it.
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The pond as of early 2006. Viewed from the root cellar site.
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Some big trout cruising the shallows on a clear cool day in late November 2006.
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More trout cruising the shallows in late November 2006.
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In late November 2006. The pond viewed from the woodshed area. Note the root cellar construction on the left.
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Copyright 2006 By Louis Batayte

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