I WANNA GROW SHRIMP OF MY OWN!
... and dang it, I'm going to do just that.
The exact dimensions of this pond are nebulous at this time, but I have a figure in my head ... it's just so crowded in there, I haven't found them yet.
Anyway ...I was antsy to start moving sand, so I grabbed my shovel and got busy. Even with fuzzy final dimensions, I know about what I need to do, and I can fine tune the excavation when it's time.
Here at PFHQ, I have a layer of clay beneath the sand, but I will still have to line this pond to prevent seepage through the sandy sidewalls.
It is that liner and it's cost that will ultimately determine the size of this raceway pond.
As is my way, I started taking photos of the process to share with y'all.
Suddenly, inspiration struck me like a leaping mullet in a fast boat ... (that would be me in the boat, not the mullet ... probably not a good metaphor if you have never been smacked by a flying Mugil cephalus while zipping along in a skiff ... too Floridacentric)
When I recovered from the shock of inspiration, I started videoing the process.
What follows is the first installment of a series of videos that trace the pond excavation process and reveal some of the interesting artifacts that turn up when you dig deep.
I was filming using my digital camera, so each clip represents a few moments of digging.
I tried to combine them into one long video, but:
- It was kind'a long for uploading.
- The sound did not sync with the action and I looked like a 1960's Godzilla movie actor with lip movement that does not match the words. It was too weird for me.
If you want this to make any sense, watch them in the order in which they appear below.
Tomorrow, I will post Part Two.
I felt like Indiana FC ... only without the cool hat.
Okay, that's enough video uploads for one post.
Part two tomorrow.