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Sunday, July 17, 2011

OUR FISH ....... MY FISH

              OUR POND BEGAN
                          AS A HOLE IN THE GROUND
                                     


STEP ONE:
DIG A HOLE IN LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE.
BEST SPOT RIGHT NEXT TO THE DECK.

MONICA CAN HELP DIG

STEP TWO:
FIRE UP THE
LITTLE RED
TRACTOR
TO FINISH DIGGING THE HOLE
AND GET MORE MUSCLES TO HELP.

That was a lot of
sweat ..... strain
and WAY more than
we could do with shovels,
or our 42 Ford tractor .... Eldon's pride and joy.
The tractor almost got stuck .....
he dug one last shovel full then tried to back out of the
increasingly lengthy hole.

Approaching the mid-point of the
desired 30 feet long pond
the tractor refused to back out with
that one-more- bucket full of dirt.

Eldon got off the tractor
climbed out of the hole
and looked at the ravaged landscape
and said,
"What have I done!"
He climbed back into the hole,
fired up Big Red
and with the expertise of
a BIG RIG TRUCKER
he coaxed that beligerrant
and weary tractor backwards out of the hole.
Then he called a friend with a back hoe to finish the job.
If you don't have the right tools for the job
GET BIGGER TOOLS!

STEP THREE:
Fill the hole in the ground with water,
add a waterfall,
build a bridge,
put in plants and
rocks around the pond

and fish ......
add fish to the crystal clear water.


And a fake duck or two.


ONE FISH ...........TWO FISH.....THREE FISH    
TWO  DOZEN FISH
THE FIRST THREE YEARS! 



And flowers ....
did I say
plant flowers
all around the pond ....?
Irises
mint
snapdragons
and abundant water plants.



Winter wonderland,
and the pond
rests ...
goldfish slumber like bears hibernating
through the long cold freeze of winter.
They turn into
little Golden Popsicles.

Immersed water pump
keeps pumping away,
spilling over the rocks
becoming a
frozen water sculpture.
The steady stream of water pumped from
the deepest part of the pond
tunnels through the ice and snow
 aerating the "golden popsicles' " frigid home.
And all is at rest.

Continued ....
My Fish

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