Step, Wire and Mortar

View of inside of pond, complete with step for entry purposes.
Six layers of poultry mesh are wired together to form a frame
to hold the dirt back, and also provide a ledge for placing rocks to
hold the pond liner in place.  Inch minus has been spread
over bottom of pond and more will be added and tamped to
help provide a uniform bottom to help keep large rocks from
puncturing liner.

View of mortar work in progress.
Mortar is applied with the hands,
wearing rubber gloves.  Just smear it
on the wire and let it dry.  A second layer will
be applied to fill in any gaps.


Reconstruction Photos