Re: [gardeners] St. Swithin's Day

George Shirley (
Fri, 17 Jul 1998 11:14:12

At 10:32 AM 7/17/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 01:50:07 +0000
>>From: "Catharine Vinson" <>
>>Subject: Re: [gardeners] St. Swithin's Day
>>Matt wrote:
>>>  You could try a small liner pond with a gently sloping pebble 'beach' on
>>> one side. It will work wonders for the wildlife
>>If you can talk MaPat into digging a pond (or getting anybody to do it 
>>except at the point of a double barreled 12 gauge with both chambers 
>>loaded) you're a braver man than I am Gunga Din. When you have 1/2 inch of 
>>top soil on top of solid granite and limestone, the act of digging a 
>>hole....any kind of a something of a major project.) 
>>God invented above ground stock ponds for people who live in the Hill 
>>Country. You just get them hauled onto your place and plunk 'em down on 
>>top of the ground. 
> Woops! Never mind! ;-) I guess that would certainly change the situation.
>Hey, maybe one of George's sons would dynamite the hole for her?

Hey! George only got one son and he's a yuppie, doesn't play with dynamite.
Now my middle grandson might want to help.

> Otherwise, I guess the stock tank would need a ramp up, and a gentle slope
>down inside, since the idea was to help the wildlife and not drown them.
> Catharine, want to bring your mom a trailer full of topsoil, to build up
>around the outside of the stocktank, on your next visit home? 3gal size
>plants would add some quick soil, and taller plants would help shade the
>water. Add a ring of soaker hose to keep it all going, and you would have a
>mini oasis.
>Matt Trahan  <>
>USDA zone 8, AHS heat zone 7, Sunset zone 31, northeastern N.C.