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Rick Russell Rick Russell from Altoona, Pa wrote on January 17, 2015 at 12:00 am
All these years I have read about "The Pond".Until I saw it just now, I never realized the size andbeauty. What a huge undertaking.I can see how well your entire family helps with the maintenance. Thank you for sharing your wonderful venture!
Wanda Perkins Wanda Perkins from Campbellsville, KY wrote on April 12, 2014 at 12:00 am
Your ponds and garden are just beautiful. So enjoyed viewing your lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
Renee Renee from Goshen, NY wrote on March 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
What a wonderful site. I can see your love of your garden and of your family in your photos and your descriptions.My water garden here in Northeast New York is very similar to yours. I can't wait to re-open it this spring and count my fishies (all 26 of them).
Admin Reply:
Thanks for your kind words. I am anxious for spring to come too. If your gold fish are like mine, there will be a whole lot more than you last counted! They multiple like bunnies! Happy growing!
Traci Traci from Gaylord wrote on August 12, 2013 at 12:00 am
Bethany, I love looking back at all your posts and your gardens are simply breath taking...cant imagine what it must be like in real life. I am still "working on "Willie for a little more private paradise in our yard like yours. Kaleb says "hi" too.
Sharon Danolfo Sharon Danolfo from Willoughby, OH (near Cleveland) wrote on February 2, 2013 at 12:00 am
Wow - what a gorgeous backyard!! We are getting ready to begin OUR backyard project this Spring, and can only hope it turns out half as nice as yours is! Trying to decide if we want to include a pond or not -- we're definitely doing a waterfall and stream, but the winters are so harsh up here that I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not for us. Anyway, I am mega-impressed that you did so much of the work yourselves -- what an encouragement and inspiration! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us!! ~Sharon
Deborah E. Deborah E. from New York wrote on November 9, 2012 at 12:00 am
Your photos (and your garden) are truly lovely. I wanted to order some of your photo cards, please!Please let me know prices.
Katherine Coull Katherine Coull from Living more or less permanently in Evans, Georgia wrote on July 18, 2012 at 12:00 am
I love your site! I have a long, long way to go with my thorny 1 acre weed patch, but I plan to be here forever. Prior to this we lived on the North shore of Mexico's largest freshwater lake. (Just Google 'Lake Chapala'.) We were there for 14 years and we miss it every day.But we're back in the USA now and my garden awaits me! Just trying to cope with Gerogia's triple digit summer time weather.Thanks again for sharing your wonderful space with us and congratulations on your amazing family.Sincerely, Kathie Coull
Holly Holly from English Creek, NJ wrote on July 14, 2012 at 12:00 am
Your home gardens are so beautiful! I can picture myself sitting in the middle of it all just listening to the water rippling down the rocks! Your son did a great job with your web page - I hooked up through I'm just a little green!
Janet Janet from Mounds View wrote on June 24, 2012 at 12:00 am
Bethany, this is just wonderful. The gardens are beautiful. I would love to come and visit sometime to see it LIVE!
Linda Satrom Linda Satrom from Roseville Lutheran wrote on May 7, 2012 at 12:00 am
WOW! I am totally blown away by your beautiful yard. Thanks for sharing. If I am home this weekend I will come to your sale.Peace (in your garden),Linda
Karen Gastecki Karen Gastecki from Roseville wrote on May 6, 2012 at 12:00 am
Wow, what the job this was and how beautiful. I have seen it in person but SO neat to see it during the different SEASONS. The website is really neat way to share everything, with so many poeple. Great ideas!
Nancy Nancy from Roseville wrote on May 5, 2012 at 12:00 am
Bethany... I have never seen your website before and absolutely love it! What beautiful pictures of your fabulous gardens and pond. It was great to see the history of the making of such a beautiful and serene place. Thanks for sharing this with all. I feel very blessed to know you and being able to see your talents!
Mariana Mariana from Argentina wrote on April 17, 2012 at 12:00 am
Lovely, really a piece of Paradise. I love Minnesota, I lived in Rochester while training in Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic. Now my husband and I live in sunny Florida. I came across your web site as I am looking at ponds, I will like to build one in the back patio of my town home.All the best,MD
Videll Pfeifer Videll Pfeifer from Wayzata, Mn wrote on April 1, 2012 at 12:00 am
Bethany, Fabulous! Looking forward to getting together again this summer. Videll
Linda Keller Linda Keller from Mpls, MN wrote on February 16, 2012 at 12:00 am
Jeff & Wendy Graupmann Jeff & Wendy Graupmann from Apple Valley MN wrote on October 5, 2010 at 12:00 am
Very enjoyable to see a family work together to createa wonderful backyard oasis.Thanks for sharing.Jeff
Le Huong Giang Le Huong Giang from Ha Noi, Viet Nam wrote on May 6, 2010 at 1:17 am
I have visited your website by accident. I really love your beautiful garden and lake. I have a good idea for making my small garden (3.5m X 2m) from your creating lake pictures. Thank you and wish your family full of joys and happiness.
Deborah Milwood Deborah Milwood from Whitehouse, Texas wrote on April 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm
What a beautiful garden!! I work in mine as much as possible and am looking forward to retirement in a few years. Great job!! God bless you all.
Sue Oakman Hendrickson Sue Oakman Hendrickson from Virginia, MN wrote on April 24, 2010 at 9:40 am
Wow! It is beautiful.
Jeannie Roberts Jeannie Roberts from The Woodlands, TX wrote on April 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm
Your garden is beautiful and shows your love of caring for nature and as you say, your part of the earth. Thank you for sharing it.
Michelle van Vulpen Michelle van Vulpen from Colfax, WI wrote on December 8, 2009 at 9:33 pm
Stunningly beautiful gardens! Thank you for sharing your visionary work with the public! So serene and peaceful who would ever want to ever leave home?
Steve Warzecha Steve Warzecha from St Cloud MN wrote on August 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm
Great pictures for ideas.
Claudette Stapelman Claudette Stapelman from Menomonee Falls, WI wrote on January 14, 2009 at 5:54 pm
It's so beautiful. I just want to be there. When can you come to my home & help me w/ my garden?
Judie Thomas Judie Thomas from Port Angeles, WA wrote on June 5, 2008 at 11:45 pm
I loved all the pictures, your garden is spectacular! I am so envious! Tomorrow, back to the shovel for me, you are an inspiration. Thank you.
Debbie Dailey Debbie Dailey from Wood River, Illinois wrote on April 27, 2008 at 8:37 pm
Very beautiful I am so jealous!! I work in my very small yard and love every minute, wishing I had more time to spend in it. YOUR GARDEN IS WONDERFUL ENJOY.
Lynn Shively Lynn Shively from Salina, KS wrote on April 27, 2008 at 8:27 pm
What a great family! I loved the pictures. Your place is so beautiful: it's like a little piece of heaven. Thank you for sharing.
Kathy O'Connor Kathy O'Connor from Mine Hill, NJ wrote on April 7, 2008 at 7:51 pm
What a Beautiful site and wonderful gardens and ponds -- u r truly blessed and your son, who created this site, is a wonder and I am sure he has a bright future. Thank u for the site!!
jimgroble jimgroble from strongsville ohio wrote on April 2, 2008 at 10:34 pm
beautifu, simply beutiful
Evelyn Rockhill Evelyn Rockhill from Boca Raton Florida wrote on April 2, 2008 at 7:14 pm
It was a pleasure viewing your garden. I had a northern garden until 8 years ago and I miss the old plants but I am enjoying discovering tropical gardening
Madalene Bregante Madalene Bregante from Millbrae, CA wrote on April 2, 2008 at 12:23 am
What a beautiful home you have. It looks well loved.
Barbara Williams Barbara Williams from alexandria, MN wrote on April 1, 2008 at 9:31 pm
Wow, I really want it to be spring now after seeing your wonderful web site. Thank you for sharing with us.
Monica Oehrlein Monica Oehrlein from Roseville wrote on April 1, 2008 at 7:39 pm
Thanks for sharing your garden, it is lovely and I am getting excited for spring and summer! Your son did and excellent job on the site. Loved the music and graphics.
Marcia Gjundjek Marcia Gjundjek from Hortonville, WI wrote on April 1, 2008 at 2:26 pm
Linda Linda from New Jersey wrote on April 1, 2008 at 1:51 pm
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! My heart and gardening hands were warmed by your site. It is a warm and blustery day here in Jersey. But the rain has made it damp and tad bit uninviting. You have a glorious garden and family. May God bless.
Peggy Knoll Peggy Knoll from Hastings, MN wrote on April 1, 2008 at 11:39 am
Enjoyed viewing your garden, absolutely lovely. We had six inches of snow yesterday (March 31) so I'll have to wait a bit longer before digging in my dirt!
Catherine Catherine from Toronto, Ontario, Canada wrote on April 1, 2008 at 8:18 am
Wow what a beautiful garden and wonderful family! Thanks for sharing. We are waiting a few more weeks for the snow to melt, your tour gave me the garden hit I have needed! Thanks!
BARBARA ENGEL BARBARA ENGEL from DOBBS FERRY NY wrote on April 1, 2008 at 7:41 am
Stan Winslow Stan Winslow from Westampton, NJ wrote on April 1, 2008 at 12:15 am
Wonderful. It's always good to see people who wait for the spring, and her first blooom just as much as I do. Thanks!
Claudia Pallansch Claudia Pallansch from Oak Grove MN wrote on July 29, 2007 at 10:33 pm
Still one of the best pond tour websites I've seen. Who did your greenhouse?
Carolyn Weise Carolyn Weise from Cape Coral, FL wrote on June 25, 2007 at 2:26 pm
You are so very blessed with that wonderful family. Thank you for sharing your world with us out here in cyberspace. My whole world changed when I moved south last year, not knowing a thing about tropical plants and climes, but I am muddling through. Your world is beautiful and I pray it stays that way.
Carolyn Weise Carolyn Weise from Cape Coral, FL wrote on June 19, 2007 at 11:20 am
This garden is absolutely breathtaking! I could live here.
Erik Husby Erik Husby from Roseville, Minnesota wrote on February 28, 2007 at 8:12 pm
This web site is pretty cool if you like to look at pictures. If you want to experience the thrill of an even better web site you should go to: There you can play an awesome MMORPG, but make sure to add: Wht Gandalf8 to your friends list. Also, you can contact me personally at Sincerely, Erik Husby. P.S. I'm the brother of Joe, the computer nerd who made this web site. P.S.#2 That means that in my back yard is the pond (Lake Bethany) that we are obsessing about in this web site. That means that I own 1/5 the pond (Lake Bethany). I also own 2/10, 3/15, 4/20, or 5/20 of the pond (Lake Bethany). I rock at fractions, don't I? We're learning about how to add and subtract mixed numbers (example: 5 1/4) in math! It is so boring because I learned that in 4th grade (I'm in 6th grade now) so I barely have to work but that's a good thing. I've aced all of my tests except 1 (grr!). P.S.#3 MMORPG=Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game.
Alfred Hannemann Alfred Hannemann from St.Paul, MN wrote on February 23, 2007 at 8:32 pm
I love the photos. Joseph, fabulous job creating this website.
kate J kate J from Minneapolis, MN wrote on November 19, 2006 at 11:39 pm
Bethany, here i sit in a room, and your site was on the internet, your garden is lovely, You have impeccable taste in color, style and arrangement, looks like you and your families hard work has paid off, what a treat to look at, even in pictures! I can totally see this in my better homes and gardens mag!
Dawn Toay Dawn Toay from Jud ND 58454 wrote on May 1, 2006 at 12:00 am
Bethany, Simple BEAUTIFUL!! What an awesome job! Your project looks like it was a family affair. Come help me with mine!!! I'm only 7 Hours from the cities.... Tiahna hoff's Aunt nice meeting you today. Have a Great weekend!
Laura Schmidt Laura Schmidt from Georgetown, South Carolina wrote on February 3, 2006 at 8:53 pm
Bethany, your garden is beautiful. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures! Thanks for taking such good care of Gil in the hospital.
Joseph Husby Joseph Husby from Roseville, MN wrote on January 2, 2006 at 1:21 pm
This is our pond! This is an awesome site! I built it! Heehee 🙂
Frank & Lichen Shu Frank & Lichen Shu from Portland, OR wrote on January 1, 2006 at 5:32 pm
Hi Bethany,Thank you for your family picture and your letter. We are so glad to see you and your family having a lot of good times. Your pond is more beautiful than before.We are doing good too. Frank has been working at Microsoft in Redmond WA since last April, and we are planning to move to WA soon. Janella is currently in 8th grade and doing well. Jonathan is almost 2 and half years old and he is a great little boy. Lichen is busy with our kids and taking care the house. We are still thinking Alan every day. There is so much in this world that reminds us of him, we miss him so much. Alan will be remebered forever.We also think of you and the other friends we met in Minnesota. Please say "Happy New Year" for us to the nurses we met. We hope you and your family have a chance coming to the Northwest in the future, we would like to invite you to our home. We want to keep the house we have in Oregon if possible. So, we will have home in both Oregon and Washington. (about 3.5 hours drive one way.)
David Husby David Husby from Roseville, Minnesota wrote on June 23, 2005 at 8:19 pm
This is my family. My pictures look the best! So are the other ones!
Dennis Bough Dennis Bough from Highwood, MT wrote on March 14, 2005 at 4:24 pm
I enjoyed looking at the pictures of your project (well done and beautiful). I have been hauling rocks from my Montana ranch and farm to my son's home at Big Sky, MT for various landscaping projects for 2or 3 summers. Lots of work but, like you, I have enjoyed it.
Nancy Klevgard Nancy Klevgard from Hixton, WI wrote on March 7, 2005 at 12:50 am
We belong to your Dad's "Rent-A-Rev" church in Black River Falls. Our home was owned by the Pres of the Jackson Co Gardener's Club, so LOTS of pre-planted flowers and a teeny-weeny pond I'd love to move and/or expand. Your pictures inspire!PS....better get your Mom or Dad to sign this thing! Mary was bragging it up and gave me the website address.Today a pond, tomorrow a waterpark!Nancy
Erik Husby Erik Husby from Husby's house wrote on February 27, 2005 at 9:06 pm
This is my family. My pictures are cool! So are the other ones.
David Husby David Husby from Roseville, Minnesota wrote on February 10, 2005 at 11:10 am
LOVE it! Its great 🙂
Tom Tom from from Switzerland wrote on December 27, 2004 at 4:59 am
This is a really good looking and interesting homepage you made. It makes me thinking about coming to the US soon and looking at it, how it is "live".Greetings and best wishes for 2005 from Switzerland - the Christmas-letter is on it's way.Thomas Meyer
Erik Husby Erik Husby from Roseville, MN wrote on December 17, 2004 at 9:40 pm
This website is very good!!!
Tony, Loly & girls Tony, Loly & girls from Sevilla (SPAIN) wrote on October 17, 2004 at 6:42 am
You all did a wonderful job! The garden looks gorgeous!We are sure you all had a great fun doing it altogether! Congratulations and we hope to visit and enjoy it soon! Much love from the Moreno family
Clyde & Lillian Kobe Clyde & Lillian Kobe from Shady Hills, Florida wrote on October 9, 2004 at 1:03 pm
A great experience!
Steve Bader Steve Bader from Minnesota wrote on October 9, 2004 at 1:03 pm
Looks great!! Looks like you put in many many hours.
Ms. Heinen Ms. Heinen from Roseville, MN wrote on October 9, 2004 at 1:02 pm
Joe, Good job on the website! The pond is beautiful. Your family has done a lot of work!
Joseph Husby Joseph Husby from Roseville, MN wrote on October 9, 2004 at 1:02 pm
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