Beautiful weekend outside albeit a little chilly. We spent most of it cleaning up the yard and the pond digger worked on one of the equipment pits. We never got around to covering the pits so we have all winter to decide what we’re going to do. He also has started cleaning up the ponds for winter. We drain the pond and scrub down the algae from the walls, clean up stuff that has fallen into the ponds and drain the lines. Once it’s cleaned up, the pond will be refilled for the winter. The water will ensure the pond holds its shape through the freezing and thawing temperatures.
Meanwhile the koi are still eating in the 55 degree water. I only feed them a little because my water parameters are trending a little on the high side for nitrites and ammonia. The karashigoi, T2, is getting the lion’s share of the food. Some of them have not had a single nibble for two weeks now.
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