Stepping Stones

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After working in the garden over the weekend, I’ve decided I need a few stepping stones around my new pond, so I came online to see if I could find a few ideas.  I found these unique ones at about.com.  Here’s what the owner, Carol Jones, wrote about her stepping stones:

Stepping Stones“I’ve got so many ideas from your pages, that I’d like to share the stepping stones I made from rhubarb leaves and hosta leaves. No need to buy a mold, just turn the leaf upside down and use leaf as a mold. Mix Topping Mix (fine cement) with water to a soft cookie dough and put it on the leaf. Pat it all over to bring up the water and to remove the bubbles. Put a layer of chicken wire on top of this. Mix concrete cement and put a layer on top of that. Hold your hand against the sides and pat the cement to bring up water and to seal all layers. The next day, turn the leaf over and peel it off. All the veins are in your leaf! Let it dry a few days before putting in the garden.”

I got a pond and waterfall!

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I am so excited! Next Saturday is my birthday and today after church, hubby took me to Lowe’s to purchase my gift…. a garden pond!!! I was so excited!

Here is what the kit looks like….

It has a waterfall and a fountain. It’s not very big, only a 90 gallon pond, but it will fit perfectly under my big picture window in the front of my house.

So, when we got home, hubby cleaned out the flower garden that was under the window already and started digging the hole for the pond. He got the hole dug, but still has more work to do. He plans to work on it this week after work, then finish it next weekend.

I can’t wait to pick out rocks to go around it and then purchase new flowers for all around the pond! We’re still trying to decide if we’ll get fish for it or not, because it’s not deep enough to stay unfrozen all winter… what would we do with the fish over the winter?

I’m thinking that as long as we keep the motor running on the fountain, we shouldn’t have too many problems with mosquitoes or other insects that like water!

I love being a home owner! There are just so many possibilities with this house!

I’ll take some pictures this week as he works on it and post a final picture when it’s done! What a wonderful Birthday present to me!!!

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