I listen to the gentle murmuring voice
Of our city, awake despite the hour
And I linger, unwilling to return
To the television world inside — droolingmonkey

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Wine barrel fish ponds

Ive learned a lot about how to make a pond this way.First of all,you have to fill it to the top and let it sit until the wood swells...leave it for a few days.Then put into the water,1 cup of baking soda to kill the tannic acid thats left from the wine.Then empty it and refill with clean water and let that sit for a week...Then introduce the fish.After a day my fish were starting to gulp air around the top so that was solved by buying for $25 a small battery operated airator.Now its fantastic and the fish are very happy.I have 2 small goldfish and 2 big ones,rescued from the other house here.They also have nice waterlillies to hide under...I am getting so much pleasure from them and its such a peaceful place to sit.
The mornings and evenings are cool here now and it almost feels like autumn.This morning was thick fog! We need some rain badly! Its been at least 2 weeks since it rained and everything is so dry,and the water tanks almost run out.Thank goodness we hooked onto town supply a few yrs ago.The guy next door had to buy 2 tanker loads of water yesterday at $180 each!..the days still get up to 30C and its bloody hot!
Heading to town early today to miss the mid day heat..if I can drag james out of bed.

posted by butterflies @ 8:53 AM


At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I arose to the occassion and we managed to get what you needed for the wine barrels! You now have the happiest finned winos in New Zealand!!

At 5:57 AM, Blogger Gary said...

Just remember not to let the batteries run down. Your fish will thank you for it.

At 6:39 AM, Blogger sleeplessinoklahoma said...

Very cool!!!

Just dropping by with hugs & love to all.

Blessed be....


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