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Personal Writing Retreat

We live in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by wooded areas and nature. It is my personal writing retreat. In the summer I usually write out back on our deck. I hear the waterfall and birds as I write. This is our fish pond.

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Feeding the Fish

On some days the fish are under ice and on others they are swimming around. The Koi are more sluggish during this weather, but the goldfish remain hungry. We’ve only recently discovered they will eat most anything. They seem to love the carbs such as bread and rice better than the fish food.

Koi pond

The Fish

This morning I took a video of the fish. I don’t want to say our fish, because I don’t feel like we own them. You will see a fishing line in the video. We put this up because of a visiting Gray Heron. It gave up and moved on. The fish were quite spooked for a while. They have regained their confidence, now, I’m glad to say.

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The Joys of Warmer Weather

Enjoying the fish in the pond this morning. We still have some stuff to do on the pond, for instance, hiding the filtration box. The grass will probably do that in the future. I think we have the waterfalls the way we want them. The fish have been spawning.

We had breakfast on the deck this morning. Upon opening the umbrella for the first time this year on this table, we found a frog.