Spent the day digging a 3 foot wide trench across the bottom of the pond so that all the water would drain out. Thought I should do that before the rain came. I had to do it by hand (with a shovel) because the bottom of the pond is just too muddy right now for heavy equipment. Boy are my arms and back sore. I have blisters on both hands.
I did learn that the pond has a hard bottom about 1-2 feet under the soft mud. I am thinking that I might be able to work from the edge and remove the soft mud and then dig it down in the jump zone. We are also talking about raising the water level of the pond also to increase depth.
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