This furry vermin tried sitting on Sparky's koi guard duty rock by our koi pond. He saw us coming his way and took off!
He's lucky we didn't catch him, hahahahaha!
Just 2 days ago our ponds were still frozen over with ice.
Then the ice started to melt:
(do you see Sparky in the top left corner??)
And melt some more by afternoon:
Our koi fishies are starting to swim around now. They even swam over to their feeding spot, but the water is way too cold to start feeding them yet. Probably another 4-6 weeks at least before they get food.
Now we hope it stays above freezing so that ice doesn't form again on the ponds. When ice forms, thaws, forms, the koi can become trapped in the ice layers and die. It has happened to some of our koi in past years. Not good.
Time to go out and brave the strong winds for walkies again. We've had terrible winds this past week. We're very lucky we didn't get any of the tornadoes that passed through the Midwest lately.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek