Once again too busy to properly blog. You’ll just have to read photo captions.
Two weekends ago, we donated koi to a local community college with a japanese garden. The garden is very nice and the pond is about nine feet deep. I worry a little bit if our koi will survive since they are normally pampered in the winter but I hope to be surprised when I check on them next spring. We donated four koi – two males and two females.
This is a little video clip of the pond builder releasing our koi donation. A little girl next to me thought we should name the karashigoi “Lori”.
slightly boring video GoPro videos of the koi underwater
Upper Pond Part 1
Upper Pond Part 2
Upper Pond Part 3
Geeky information for anyone interested in the winter pool for our koi…a few changes from last year.
Normally our koi come in at the end of October but this year we will be in Japan. We have been busy starting to put the garden to bed. The weather seemed to turn into fall on the dot. Our outdoor water temperatures are hovering around 54 degrees and all the trees are starting to lose their leaves. All of the koi seemed to slow down. Since our indoor pool was ready we went ahead and brought in all the koi from the upper pond. They acted as if they were at a spa. I really do like them nearby and being able to see them up close so easily.
Our indoor system is pretty easy to maintain and between a hot water drip and the garage heater, the temperatures stay around sixty degrees. A little close to aeromonas alley temperatures but we just keep a close eye on the koi. Knock on wood we only had one sick koi last winter.
In a few days we will be bringing in the smaller koi from the lower pond. Seems like summer was too short this year!