Thursday, January 4, 2018
Keeping the Fishies Alive
We've had severely cold weather in Cincinnati for the past couple of weeks as has most of the USA. Our little gold fish pond freezes quickly so in the winter we keep an electric deicer in it.
The old deicer only worked when it wanted to so we quickly ordered a new one on line. It arrived today and I immediately put it to work. We've managed to keep a thawed area on the top of the pond so the fish will be fine beneath it. Our gold fish have been living in our pond for years so this is not new for them.
I'm not sure who or what made the little foot prints in the snow on top of the ice, but I imagine they were here looking for a drink of water. We have a variety of wild critters around here such as raccoons and possums. We also have some domestic cats that insist on being outside even in this weather. Since the coyotes have arrived in the neighborhood following the deer, the feral cats have all but disappeared.
So goes the winter in Cincinnati this year.
All the best,