Spring is here according to the calendar but it’s been delayed a few weeks in Little Siberia (Minnesota). Today we actually got some koi and pond work done. Kevin Pham shipped some tosai to me and they all arrived in great shape. I still have two Kase showas swimming around in San Jose and they’ll probably fly out here in two weeks.
The new koi:
Now the pond builder has been so antsy about getting the outdoor ponds running so we can move the koi back out. Storm Xantos dumped about 15 inches over the weekend and he announced that our pond was most likely not opening until May 15th at the earliest. This is still true but sunshine today and slightly warmer temperatures always gets him outdoors doing something to hasten his ability to work on equipment.
We threw a submersible pump into the pond and recirculated water on to the ice sheet to help break it up. The sledge hammer came in pretty handy as well. I’m predicting that someone will need some Aleve tonight.
So glad that spring finally feels like it’s here!