We knew that we’d need to rebuild our pond’s dam this year, so a lot of thinking went into how to do this. It was the topic of many a suppertime conversation and my husband put a lot of thinking into it before embarking on building a simple metal cage that will be dropped into the water and filled with stone.
End of part one.
This is a cheap and green project as most of what we’re using to build the dam is recycled stone from our property and old fencing sections for the cage itself. It’s really just family labour. The one purchase that I had to make was for some flexible fencing wire to use as ties on the structure. I knew that I had “arrived” in terms of farm life when I came out of the local farm supply store with a quarter-mile reel of fencing wire. Part two coming soon (if it’ll stop snowing and raining, already!).