With all the excitement about the rain barrels toppling, I didn’t get a chance to share this other effect of the big rain storm: our future pond actually looked like a pond (with a little island) on Tuesday. I only had time last summer to dig up the grass and top soil for most of its surface, meanwhile using that soil in our new annual veggie bed. This is the slow project–bit by bit digging and removing soil (and putting it someplace else) until the pond is as deep as it needs to be–a few feet in the center, with a foot deep shelf at the edges for plants. Eventually, we’ll use a pond liner. The water was gone by the next day.