I broke ground on the pond project today-- the instructions said that it would take about 2 hours to dig the hole. I worked for about 4 hours and I'm not even half way there yet. Here are a couple of pics of the progress--the first is the before pic, the second is how it currently looks. I'm trying my best to save a lot of my plants, but I'm afraid that I'll lose a few more than I planned on. I knew going into this that it wouldn't be easy, but it's worth the effort. I keep telling myself that it'll be incredible when I'm finished. Hopefully the digging will be finished tomorrow, and the liner will be in place.