The bricks do make great walking stones though. Josh busily laid out a path this weekend and yesterday around our little pond. I had the unenviable job of mucking out the pond which we both decided was the most disgusting job either of us will have to do all year. The water stunk and was full of rotting leaves, rotting corpses of worms, caterpillars, and other creepy crawlies. We tried to get photos of before and after and hope to add more once we have the plants in. This area will be our future herb and dye plant garden since it is so near the kitchen.
Those two nasty piles on the sides are all the leaves I scraped out and as you can see...well you can actually SEE the hose all the way at the bottom which was a huge improvement. I actually wanted to rip the whole thing out until that morning when I saw the albino squirrel drinking out of the nasty fetid pool. That did me in, I'm a sucker for all things tiny cute and fuzzy. I mean really, could you resist this?