Not sure why I am posting this here, but figured why not, it is NS after all.
About a week or so ago we found out that, on my parents property, we have a 200'x150' extension on the land. While it really isn't all that big, given it sits in the thick woods on the corner of our property, what it lacks in size it more then makes up for in sheer awesomeness.
Hidden behind rows of 50-60 year old rhododendrons and a few tall deciduous trees, we found a very old frog/garden pond. It has been grossly overgrown, looks as if no one has touched it for about 15-20 years. However it has retained water, and being as such, it has developed into a self sustaining micro-eco system.
Here is a lame pano of it I whipped up in PS a moment ago.
It needs a ton of work done to it, and that is what I have committed myself to over the next two weeks. I will be updating this page as often as I can, for those who are interested as well as giving myself something to push me to finish this project.
Here is another picture of what it looked like before I started removing anything. You can't really see how overgrown it is because of the Hemlock in the right of the pic, but you can see above in the pano.
That fence goes all the way around and is buried about a foot into the ground, and two feet for the pegs, not to big an issue, but the pegs are all rotted out in the ground so I have to rig it all up.
The bittersweet has taken over the tree and bushes, so I have to remove ALL of it.
Then I get to prune, the fun part.
I am going to climb up tomorrow and get an topographical shot that I can put into photoshop and use to lay out how it will look when done.
Will try and update this daily.