I entered. As if I need any more fiber. We have so much fleece to spin into yarn right here in the motorhome and in the basement that I should not have entered. But who can pass up more, especially free quality yarn? Not me! It is already spun!
The magazine and website are great too. The website is full of how-to knit information.
And they also have free patterns. That excites me since I spin my own yarn.
You know, it is time to start knitting for Christmas. Find some new and fresh ideas on their website and in their magazine.
The Koi pond filtration retrofit is now finished. Choosing and laying stone that will surround the pond and walkways is all that is left.
The completion of the retrofit seemed like it would be straightforward and an easy job. You know, Murphy always has to stick his fingers in the pot too. See photo below to see Murphy's finger.
John's task was to consult and encourage, and at the same time attach the bellows to the skimmer box, cut the liner in order that the water would circulate into the skimmer, around to the waterfall box into the pond.
While John worked at the skimmer, Jojo began cementing the tubing from the waterfall filter to the skimmer. Here you see the last bit of tubing ready to be cut and inserted into the skimmer.
A lemon tree is to the right of the pond with this branch providing shade for the Koi.
The bellows has been installed inside the skimmer. Next the frame is attached and will conceal the white silicone around the opening.
Once that is completed the tubing is measured, cut and inserted through the wall of the skimmer and attached to the pump and ultra violet light that filters the algae from the pond.
Now, for a trial run. The water is turned on and Olivia goes to check for water coming over the lip of the waterfall skimmer. Once she gives the A-OK, she leaves
and the system is working perfectly. Jojo did a great job. We are so proud of this middle child of ours. One nice thing about having children five years apart is that there is not much of the middle child syndrome.
The pond is done and is ready for our Mother's Day celebration and Louisiana shrimp boil.
Cathie's kiddos came and are inspecting Jojo's work.
All that is left is the landscaping around the Koi pond. None of the pond liner will be visible once the landscaping is complete.
Next on Jojo's list is the Pergola. Work on that will start Saturday. The temperatures vary from the sixties to triple digits, creating some mighty hot days to work and then some cooler days.
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