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.