It’s finally hot in Minnesota

Busy three day weekend. It was fun to see all the koi kichi photos from the Louisville Koi Show and while it would have been nice to be there – I got a lot of gardening done. Almost all of the dahlias have sprouted and some plants in the yard seem to grow two inches…

The pond builder is too tired to watch fireworks

The pond builder is exhausted. This weekend he toiled under the hot sun around the lower pond. I can hear the local fireworks outside, but the pond builder is falling asleep. You might be wondering why we’re working outside all the time but it really is our hobby. We enjoy puttering around the yard and…

Never a dull moment around the koi pond

All summer the pond digger has been sighing and commenting that he’ll have nothing to do next summer. Basically the pond digger is an over grown kid who wants to be outside as much as possible and play with power tools during the good weather months. Since I said we could not have a third…

Working on a koi pond is kind of messy

Two weeks since I last posted; the pond digger says I’m slacking off. I actually do have a life outside of koi keeping that keeps me pretty busy. We have a kitchen renovation that started seven weeks ago and there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Of course my house is dusty, things…