MY SECOND POND
2000 -The year 2000 can you believe it! Well this winter went by fast. We had a mild winter. I bought an Ice Guard for the
pond to keep a hole in it and it worked. Again through the winter I did alot of reading and research on ponds. We will be
putting in a new pond this spring. I will have all the details in the Pond Project Section. This time since the pond is bigger
I will have a pump and filter. In April we began our project and it was alot of fun alease from my stand point. All I did
was look on as my husband and son did all the digging. My job though was getting all the materials and having everything ready
when digging day began. I found a good deal on the liner. Check out the price list, you won't believe what I paid for it.
For the stones, I had to make several trips to get them. Now that was hard work. The stones cost just as much as the pump
and filter. But it was worth it. Once the pond was put in I had to get new fish. But this time I waited until the water was
season about 3 weeks. I also condition it with some pond conditioner. Finney survive the winter and the move. He had gotten
bigger over the winter. I got 6 new fish. Finney seem to like his new friends especially since he was all alone over the winter.
Things seem to be going fine until I notice that one of the fish had a white fuzz on him. I call the pond store and told them
how the fish look and right away they knew what it was. It was "Itch" something fish get in the spring. I treated
the water and remove the fish so he would not infect the rest of the fish. In a couple of days the fish died and then another
one and then finally Finney got it and he died. I never though that you could get attach to a fish but I had gotten attach
to Finney. I guess because he was my first fish that had survive a year. Even though this was a sad day I was not going to
give up my journey. I waited to see what would happen to the other fish. Well none of the others got it . I waited some more
before I went and bough some more fish and of course I found one who look like Finney. I name him Little Fin. All together
I have 6 fish, 2 Shubunkins and 4 gold fish. Through the summer the pond did quiet well. Had little algae since I had the
pump and filter. My water lily that didn't bloom last year went wild. Check it out on the pond picture page. I guess it needed
a second year to do it's thing. I put in a Butterfly Bush near the pond and some more flowers. I'm really happy with my pond.
So I know I will CONTINUE MY JOURNEY WHEREVER IT LEADS ME.
New pond and new plants.
My first lily pads
Creeping Thyme planted here
Another view of the pond.
Can you spot the Butterfly?
The New Pond
THe Almost Finish View
The other end of the pond.
The fish taking a bite