As I post this (about 9:45 am Wed Jan 11), our pond is being dug!
If you recall (here), we've needed a stock pond for quite some time. You might say this pond is our Christmas present to ourselves. It's been an exciting morning, watching it being created out of nothing!
Right now the trackhoe operator is digging through a lot of clay. He's dug many stock ponds and is confident (as is Don) that it will hold water without needing a layer of Bentonite in it, though we'll confirm that when the hole is finished.
More tonight or tomorrow, but I just wanted to update everyone that our pond is being dug!