So it is Thursday it is 8pm I think it is time I wrote another blog…So, what have we all been getting up to? Other than recycling that is?
There has been lots going on recently and some of that stuff I didn’t even know happened around here, like cleaning Victoria Pond, that just sounds like hard work to me!
When it comes to cleaning, especially my room, my mum says that I can be a right pain in the neck, and that’s because I really hate having to clean! So imagine cleaning a whole pond?? The whole idea just sounds crazy to my ears!
From my own personal, hard working, time consuming, experience I know that cleaning takes FOREVER! So, I was really surprised to learn that it only took the parks team two days to clean the pond. They must have worked really hard.
Whilst they were cleaning I spent some time chatting to the guys. Mum, if you are reading this don’t worry I didn’t make a nuisance of myself and I didn’t get in their way. Anyway…I was chatting to the guys and it turns out that cleaning Victoria Pond is an annual thing, taking place once a year (incase you didn’t know the meaning of annual 😛 ) every winter once the leaves have fallen. Imagine how much harder it would it be if the leaves kept falling in. If that was my dad doing the cleaning all we would hear is lots of moaning.
if you thought cleaning a pond was going to be easy, then think again. These guys may have done it in two days but it was no simple process. The first thing that had to be done was that the big old pond had to be emptied, which takes about 3-4 hours to complete. Once the levels have dropped it is time to whack out the brushes and scrubbers and get busy cleaning away all the dirt that has built up, and not forgetting to take out the odd shopping trolley or two!!
So that is our lovely pond cleaned once more and it just needs to be filled back up again, this is done by diverting the water from a nearby stream. Now it is all nice and clean again ready for the ducks and the swans to return.
There you have it. It is a two day process but check out the above Facebook video to see it happening in just 45 seconds.
Blog you again soon 🙂