Posted by: Sian Musgrave | January 27, 2012

A sea of mud….

Much excitement here as we clean the old pond out that’s next to our yard.  There are several ponds on the common next to our farm, which were home to breeding Great Crested Newts.  Unfortunately they haven’t been seen in those ponds for a couple of years, so here was an ideal opportunity to reinstate a new home for them off the common.

The digger driver soon got to work, but what with the stormy/ sleety/ hailstoney/ rainy/ sun showery weather, soon created a sea of mud in and around the pond.

Nevertheless, the work was soon done, and the wet weather meant that it filled up quicker than we could dig!

The sun is out this morning, drying out the surrounding mud and reflecting off the now full pond.

We’ll keep you updated with its progress as it starts to be colonised…..

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