Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, June 13, 2016

There's Gold In That There Pond . .

Eight years ago
we built a pond
And bought a tom cat fountain
(Tom cat because he has one torn ear)

And stocked it with fish
But found that the fountain didn't put enough oxygen in the pond
for a fish habitat

We ordered an aerator
And Saturday it came

Lots of bubbles
Means lots of oxygen
Lots of oxygen
Means fish!

No fancy koi for us.
No Wal Mart goldfish at $2 each
No, we go to a

There's one in the little town 20 miles east of us
Run by the nicest gentlemen
He sells bait -- fishing bait
And one kind of bait he sells is

$5.00 a dozen for medium
$7.00 a dozen for large
I opted for the large

A dozen is a whole bucket full
Nice big goldfish!

That now reside in our pond
I love seeing the gold swim in the pond
Right now, they're getting acclimated
And are shy and bashful
And so are staying low
or under the lily.

But soon we'll be able to see them
flitting back and forth in the water!

There's nothing like a pond filled with fish
for a garden!


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh if only those fish knew how lucky they were to have went home with you! In a garden fish pond is a much better place to be then inside a big fish! I agree, fish ponds really do make a garden and wish I had one! Enjoy the gold in the pond!

Bernideen said...

Oh Martha:
Now that is lovely. We are in a hold pattern hoping Josiah will be here soon. We have a Koi Pond and they took the pump and water filter system and the water has turned green.

Lottie said...

I love your gold fish pond, but my real cats would line around it and go fishing! Best of luck with the gold in the pond! :)

Deb said...

Lucky fish. They have a nice new home instead of becoming fish food. Enjoy!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

What a great water feature and love the fish!!!

Pondside said...

That's how we used to stock the ponds at Pondside House, but they were big woodland ponds and the wee goldfish became enormous koi-like fish after a year or two. I love your Tom Cat - he is perfect with his missing ear.