We've been berry busy helping Mama & Papa today with the big pond. It's that time of year to trim off the plants that grow in the ponds. Now that it's Fall, the leaves turn yellow & brown & yucky. So it's best to trim them off instead of letting them fall into the pond water. We decided to supervise from the deck:
Ruby was supervising from inside of the house by the french door. (don't tell her we told you, but she napped almost the WHOLE time!!!)
Mama started draining the water out of the big pond on Thursday. This is what it looked like this morning:
There is still about 2 feet of water in the pond. As you can see the green stems & leaves are still on the plants in the pond:
Here is another view:
This is the very far end:
Things were going fine until Papa found this:
Yep, it's a 1 inch whole in the liner & ya know who did it???? Those darn bambi. It's right where they usually crawl in & out of the pond. Boy was Mama mad. So then they had to spend time today patching the liner, what a pain!!
As you can see below, all of the stems & stuff are now chopped off, the pots are all bare looking:
All of the bullfrogs & leopard frogs came hopping out of the pond to go to the other pond to hide since Mama chopped off their cover.
After they got the hole patched, then they started to fill the pond back up with water. It will take at least 2 days to fill it completely.
Mama fed the fish & then she discovered all kinds of baby koi swimming around. They must have been hiding in all of the cover too cause this was the first time she saw the babies. There are at least 3 dozen & some are already 3 inches long! This one in the photo is metallic yellow & about 2 inches long:
We're excited about the baby koi because when spring comes around, they'll be big enough to name. We have lots of our pals names on the list to use for naming too.
Guess we better go take a nappy, we're bushed out from supervising all day.
Butchy, Snickers & Ruby