Thursday, July 5, 2012


Today, for my inspiration photo, I'm using one that I just took yesterday!

This was out at the friends parents' ranch outside of Houston.  This is a fishing pier that he built himself, out over the lake that he dug himself!  It shows me that a little lot of hard work now, can pay off in future dividends like this.  Who couldn't just sit here on this pier and get lost in thought for the entire day?

We have a pond site on the farm property and one day, we want to do something like this, albeit on a smaller scale.

Today, in addition to my blog day off, is my first day at my new job.  So I'll see you back here tomorrow with more farm happenings and an update on the job. Fingers crossed it's all a great new beginning!


Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

What a great picture! And good luck for your 1st day!

John Gray said...

are you getting some ducks? a pond needs ducks

SkippyMom said...

Oh Good LUCK! How great to be starting a new job. :)

I have a question - it is going to sound silly, but if you could answer I would really appreciate it. How does one go about digging their own pond? Especially one of that size? And is it rain water that eventually fills it in? Or does it have to have a helping hand to be filled? [Okay, that was 4 questions - but I am soooo curious.]

Enjoy your week. Try to stay cool.

Alison said...

Fingers and toes too! My maternal grandparents had a fishing pier in Biloxo. It got destroyed by a hurricane many years ago but I remember fishing (and catching) and crabbing off that pier and the fish fry parties after. Thanks for the memory!

1st Man said...

Thank you! The first day went great, I think I'm going to love it!

1st Man said...

Well, someday when we have a pond, we'll definnitely have ducks. Funny you mentioned them actually, 2nd Family, at the other end of our property, recently became the guardians of a little duckling. I say recently, maybe in May sometime. Now the little duck is HUGE. they are afraid she'll fly off, but she she's very friendly. they named her "Puddles". I can live vicariously through her for now, ha.

1st Man said...

Thank you! So far so good!

No silly questions at all! He used a backhoe and just started digging it down. It took him weeks to do it. Maybe even months I guess. He build up the berms on the sides (this keeps the water inside a contained area). They hauled in sand and other stuff, I think they had to line the sides with clay, it sort of acts as a liner of sorts, that keeps the water from draining out. Then there are "overflow" pipes and stuff that are put in, not sure all the details on that. THeirs was filled with a combination of a well that was dug specifically to put water in and then rain helped as well.

Long story short, it was pretty much dug by a machine and then just filled with water after some "preventative" measures. I wasn't around firsthand to watch it but I've read a few places online that do it. It is fascinating, that's for sure. Not sure we'll have a lake, but definitely a bigger pond.

Thanks for the comment, we're staying cool (it's actually been not QUITE as hot) we have rain, which we won't complain about, ha.

1st Man said...

Aw anytime!! Hey, keep it all crossed, we'll have SOMETHING fun eventually. Maybe not a pier like this one but we might have something that will let you do some fishing!! That's a few years away but it's on our list of plans. :-)