Small Fishing Pond Expansion Project – Step 9 – Help from a Friend & His Mahindra Tractor
Expanding our Small Fishing Pond – Step 1
I have decided to double the size of our small fishing pond, both based on comments from viewers of my “Releasing fish into our new pond at Hidden Hollows” video and my desire to have a larger pond that will allow for more, bigger and healthier fish. I am in no hurry; this will be a long-term project that will take a least a year to complete. Having observed others aggressively dig their ponds with tractors, burying precious top soil under clay and resulting in banks and berms that cannot even grow grass, I proceed with the excavation process one [More]
A new friend and permanent resident at Hidden Hollows, Johnny Kesner, kindly offered to help me dig out the new section of our small fishing pond with his Mahindra tractor. In just four hours time, first using the backhoe and then finding the soil soft enough to use the front loader, Johnny dug out the soft earth down to the top layer of clay (with a little relief from me), reaching a depth of at least 3 1/2 feet. It was a lot of fun taking a turn operating the tractor, but I never quite mastered the controls. Now with [More]