22 July 2010
Our odd little pond
When we first saw our new property, it was February and blanketed in snow and ice. There was a spot which was identified as a pond but which we were sceptical, to say the least, was anything other than a wet spot in the spring. Much to our surprise, the pond has turned out to be a lovely spot and a draw for wildlife and birds.
The pond is on the flat bedrock which underlies most of the property. It is very shallow, but has remained filled and clear throughout our very hot July, leading us to believe it is spring-fed. It didn't even exist until a few years ago when the previous owner cleared the soil off the bedrock and piled it up around the edges. It wasn't his intention to create a pond, but a pond appeared and has remained ever since.