Bear Jr's Backyard Project

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Bear Jr's Backyard Project

I mentioned a few times over the last few months about this project, and I finally got all the pictures together.

Bear Jr was getting sick & tired of trimming weeds from the bank along the pond & under the Deck.
He designed this all himself, and he helped with all the steps. All of the guys who worked on this were Buddies of his, and guys he gets to do their thing on the Tower Sites that he builds. The Back Hoe guy is his best friend. The Boulders used range from 3,000 pounds to 14,000 pounds.

After Winter breaks, he will be building a Pavilion on the patio, in front of the Fireplace.
He will also be getting rid of most of the Lily Pads!!
He's also thinking about an outdoor kitchen.

This should be a Great Picnicking place!!!

Thanks For Looking, Guys!!!

Bear



Before----Nothing but weeds:
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Digging pond edge & laying Boulders:
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Big boulders need big equipment:
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Pond wall completed----Note 4 steps down from future Pavilion:
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Starting to build the Waterfall:
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Close-up of beginning the bottom of Waterfall:
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Under Deck area is completed:
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Mrs Bear inspecting the start of the Fireplace:
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Bear Jr on right working on Twin Pumps for Waterfall:
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Compacting stone, and building long curved step:
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Laying Pavers:
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Finishing Paver Edging:
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Planting and Mulching:
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Patio and Landscaping complete:
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Pump House:
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View from Fireplace:
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Waterfalls Running:
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Evening View from Deck:
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Pond Wall completed:
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Fireplace completed----Pavilion will be over the table and chairs area, in front of the Fireplace:
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6-24-2015:
Thought I should add these two pics of the Pavilion Bear Jr just put up in his Back Yard Project.



Finally got the Pavilion up in Bear Jr’s Back Yard Project:
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Here’s a close-up. Pavilion is 16” X 18’. All he needs to do is put stone on the bottom of the posts to match the Fireplace:
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That's just beautiful Bear. I always had dreams of something fancy nice like that, but it just never happened. Glad to see your son was able to do it
 

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That is awesome.   

Looks like a lot of work went into building it.
 

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Very nice! I see many years of family and friends gathering in front of the fire.

Happy smoken.

David
Thanks David!!

Be even neater with the Pavilion by the fire.

I can't wait---Another good reason to get rid of this snow & Zero degree weather lately.

Bear
That's just beautiful Bear. I always had dreams of something fancy nice like that, but it just never happened. Glad to see your son was able to do it
Thank Dan!!

He's doing Great !!

Bear
 

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Thats lovely workmanship,really classy. It looks a bit oriental influenced in some ways maybe I am comparing it in my head to those Koi ponds . Love those big boy toys for getting jobs moving.
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I don't even know what to say. That is really special.
Thank You Magoo!!

Bear
 
What a change ! Got that place looking like a million bucks bear. I hope you can cook on that beautiful fire place.
Thanks Greg!

I think the fireplace is mainly for cool evenings during the late parties.

His Big Green Egg and his Black egg will be doing most of the cooking.

Bear
 
That is awesome.   

Looks like a lot of work went into building it.
Thanks Farmer!!!

Yup, took all Summer & Fall, due partly to all the rain we had last year.

The Pavilion will be a Great finisher to it all.

Bear