The weather was remarkable this weekend, peaking over 70 degrees. It was very enjoyable to spend nearly the entire time outside working on the the ponds. As I excavate more dirt from the second pond, it provides the needed material to produce the finishing touches on the first ponds back slope. Anyway, here is where I am now at with it:
I should have little difficulty running a mower on that angle, so I will probably wait until the last frost and then lay down my stockpile of topsoil, seed and straw it. It will be nice to see the bank green once again.
While the pond is too cold to swim or play in, the kids are still finding ways to put it to the test: