it was great. 80 mile round trip, with beautiful scenery (Priest Lake is still frozen and there is snow along the roadsides) and one of the best hamburgers I’ve ever had up there in the town. Ardy’s Cafe, if you’re in the neighborhood. Bacon cheeseburger with avocado. Yum.

We got a moderately warm day and broke out the shovel and mattock to a) sink the Matala filter (storage-bin sized) into the berm of the pond so it won’t be so obvious, which for Jane meant sitting in mud and stagnant water. And I got out the mattock to skim the ground down to level along the new fence row.

Advil!!!! Triple dose!

But one pond filter is now running!