Sunday, December 13, 2009

Counting Fish Again

Because of the recent rains, snows and heavy frosts, the pond has lots of new clear water. This brought the fish to the surface where I could see them clearly and get a good count. I saw 16 big goldfish which is amazing since we had gotten down to three last year, or so I thought.

I have been tossing in fish pellets into the water, hoping someone is eating them, and now I can see by their robust selves that they are getting to the food.

This is the pond's drain, which is an eyesore, but it is also where the fish hang out and hide in the tall grasses. My hope is that this Spring the grasses will encompass the drain and make it less visible.

And I am back at it. This is the Ithaca Cowl. I used a new to me yarn from Hobby Lobby called I love this wool. It's pretty nice to work with and $6 for 219 yds, but, of course, I had a coupon. I plan on blocking it so it will be looser and lie flatter on the shoulders, but I couldn't wait to post it. And I thought I would dye it after I finished knitting, but I changed my mind. I have nothing in white, so it is staying undyed.


  1. How cold does it get there in the winter? My hubby doesn't feed our pond fish after the water temp hits 50 for the winter-but it's probably colder here-South Jersey.


  2. It got cold enough already for ice to cover the whole pond! I am sure they just happily stay down in the mud and wait for Spring. This will be their third year in this water, so I am done worrying about their survival.

  3. Looks like they are doing great!

  4. That first fish photo is really great. It must be nice to have an artist's eye with which to view the world!

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