Sunday, November 9, 2008

A fish out of water.......kinda.

I seriously make too much work for myself. I need to stop this issue. For example, these 3 goldfish I have. For the last 3 years I have put up a whiskey barrel pond on my back covered porch. The barrel has water plants, a small water pump, and goldfish. The first year I put all 6 goldfish in a fish tank I bought at the end of the summer season. I got the pump and everything for the tank but the goldfish got really BIG and their waste kept clogging up the pump, hence the tank was too small for them. However, they all survived and they went back out to the pond in the summer. That fall I was not going to put up with the tank fiasco so I put them in my friends 1/2 acre pond. My friend laughed at me every time I went to her house and I would look for the fish. Yes, I felt terrible, they probably got eaten by some Shamu fish. So this year I decided to only get 4 goldfish, one died early in the summer but the other 3 thrived. I decided that I could not just toss them into the pond again so I dragged out the fish tank. But I am not going to use the pump and see how it goes.
Above is the summer whiskey barrel pond.............

And this is the winter home in my back bedroom. I even managed to get the 3 snails that were in the whiskey barrel too. I cut the water plants back and stuck the pots in a bucket with some water. They are in the back bedroom too as that room gets the most sunlight...last year they came back so I will keep my fingers crossed.
But seriously, why am I going through all of this for 3 goldfish that I paid under $1.00 for?
Its not like I don't have anything else better to do with my time like writing a blog about it.

5 comments:

Susan said...

Kristi,
If they aren't "fancy" goldfish just bring them to our little pond next fall. It's deep enough for them to survive the winter with our goldfish. The fancy type though have problems in winter as their large fancy fins freeze up.
Ivy says "HI COUSIN DIXIE"

melanie said...

Because the doing of it gives you joy in the moment, even if the later part of the project feels too much like work...
Sorry, kiddo, but you wouldn't be you if you tried to change. It's the same reason you have animals of any type, even if they represent chores or sorrow later on. In the moment of their glory they are fun.
I have hundreds of projects and chores around here that are in some stage of incompletion, and probably would stump anyone else who tried to deal with them, and I figure it's the main reason I have to live till I'm 100 - to finish them off. Like trying to die at the same time you spend your last penny...

kristi said...

Susan,
its good to hear from you!! No fancy goldfish, just the cheap guys! Dixie is so much fun in the fall with all the burrs and she has NO patience when it comes to combing them out!! Dixie says I need to get more organized so she can she Ivy at a show:)

Melanie,
Your so right, I have to keep busy and for all the little things going on, it makes me smile, makes me laugh, it makes me scream, but its just me:) I so agree with you on the hundreds of projects and chores...its my maddness and only I understand the rhyme and reason to it:)

Susan said...

Dixie says I need to get more organized so she can see Ivy at a show:)

Ivy's career is on hold till she hits three years and hopefully fills out. Thankfully she's literally wash and wear LOL. Hey, did you get Dixie entered for Columbus????

Christy said...

The whiskey barrel pond is beautiful!