Tag: Pond

Then we were twenty-three!

Three Koi joined our family yesterday.

Our pond has settled to the point where Jean thought it would be good to get some fish.  So off to a pond and fish supplies store in Grants Pass to seek advice.  We settled on some Koi and a water lily plant.

Koi and water lily ready for the launch.
Koi and water lily ready for the launch.

We were advised to acclimatise the fish in terms of water temperature by slowly mixing pond water into the bags containing each fish.

Meanwhile, Pharaoh took advantage of clean, green grass to give his back a bit of a rubdown.

Ah, that feels so much better!
Ah, that feels so much better!

And Hazel pondered what ‘Dad’ was up to.

Not seen this happen before?
Not seen this happen before?

But eventually it was time for the three Koi to slip away into the depths of their new home.

Wonder if I'll ever find my two mates?
Wonder if I’ll ever find my two mates?

The twenty-three?

Nine dogs, five cats, four chickens, two miniature horses and three Koi!

A wise old bird.

Another wonderful guest post from Chris Snuggs on the back of his popular piece last Friday.

An elderly man in Florida had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, some orange and lime trees.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn’t been there for a while, to look it over. He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.

Coming closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end.

One of the women shouted to him, ‘We’re not coming out until you leave!

The old man frowned, ‘I didn’t come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked..

Holding the bucket up he said, ‘I’m here to feed the alligator.

What a laugh!