The old pond reached an all-time low: only a circle of green, stagnate muck. We had never seen it this low.
So it was time to bring in the big equipment to clean out the soil which had settled in the pond over the years. It is going to be very deep and will hold a lot of water, but it frightens me.
It's unbelievable that all this was cleaned out of the pond. Now the inside of the pond is being packed down with good red clay soil; then we'll wait for rain. It will be about a year before all the dirt which was cleaned out can be worked and smoothed out.
We're hauling water to another pasture where the cattle depended on creek water and pond water to drink. I can only imagine how good the fresh water must be for the cattle.
At least the temperatures are lower, which will help us get through the last week with this flock of chickens.