Saturday, June 27, 2009

Boiled Gold Fish

Not really. I'm sure they feel like it though. It is much better now that I've put the umbrella up. The water was really hot at the end of the day; now just warm. I've even started making blocks of ice to put in the pond at the end of the day. That helps cool it off and start cooler the next morning. It has just been so brutal these last two or three days.
I have all but finished the pond area. I still have to put hinges on the gate and hang it. I just have it propped up right now. And I need to plant a few more plants in there also. Not much use right now. Too hot and dry. Mostly dry.
The last few days I haven't seen the shubunkin fish. I hope he is there. A couple of nights I left the gate open, so a snake could of got in. Just not likely. My pond is not clearing as fast as I hoped it would . I was thinking also that the water hyacinths are not multiplying as fast as they usually do. I don't know why. It is at least better; hopefully it will keep clearing. The last picture shows just how much the umbrella helps. It helps with blocking hours of sun.


Miss Lizzy said...

Poor fish! I can see that the umbrella really helps. Your fence and gate look great! It is brutally hot here too & I'm so glad I went ahead and put the sprinkler system in the backyard last spring. I'm still watering by hand some, but the sprinkler system helps a lot. I am watering my cucumbers everyday so they will hopefully produce...the little cucumber buds were just drying up. Some birds got to my first tomato before I could pick it, so I picked the others that were coming along a bit green & will have to let them ripen fully inside.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are sure the umbrella will help. We are hoping for cool weather soon but being in Texas that is not likely until Sept...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sapphire said...

thanks for dropping by! will be visiting u (: