Miles Flansburg wrote:Hay Tristan, thanks for the update! Looks like you have made a lot of progress. Good stuff!
Nancy Reading wrote:I have to admit I haven't read through all your posts, just the more recent ones. You must be proud of what you have achieved.
I once hired a little sit on digger to dig some foundation trenches (I got the easy job, the guys were wheeling the spoil away by hand!) it was great fun. We now have a little 2.4 tracked digger which I've not been able to
play withuse as yet. My husband said it was the law on Skye that you had to own a digger(!)
What sort of temperature gain do you think the earthworks have given you? I'm thinking of digging a pond myself (been thinking of it for about 14 years, but it might happen sometime soon) and I may change the design to make more of the sun aspect. I'm going to be digging into rock probably, since I generally only have a foot or so of soil, but I would like to have a pond that is deep enough to have a swim. If I can get a solar gaining/ wind stopping berm at the north end, it could make the whole thing much more pleasant on a sunny day. I'll probably have to buy in bentonite clay to line it, since there is next to none locally.
Thanks for the update on the thread. I'll go back and see how you started now!
credit: Digging in the Driftless