Almost Summer in Little Siberia

We have been enjoying some warmer temperatures and the garden has delighted us with new flowers blooming weekly. The bleeding hearts and azaleas were followed by Columbine and Siberian Iris… and last week the peonies and morning glory have started their two to three weeks of showy beauty. The garden is filled with the scent…

Taking a Break – Hosting a koi club meeting

We took a little break today to host the local koi club meeting. The only work the pond digger did today was to install a UV filter on the upper pond. He’s been doing a great job installing everything neatly in the equipment pits. He’s had some difficulty with the new structure – being quite…

UMKC 2014 Young Champion B – Tarzan the Asagi

Johnny Weismuller says it all:  This weekend was the Upper Midwest Koi Club’s Annual Koi Show. Lots of volunteer time and I was persuaded to show some koi. Let me just say that I was pleasantly surprised by the results.  Koi judging is somewhat mysterious to the novice and there are so many things to…

it’s an addiction…

Today was the Upper Midwest Koi Club Spring koi auction. I thought I would bid on one, maybe two, possibly three small koi. We came home with ten koi in assorted sizes. It was like being in a candy store.  Beautiful koi and of course I was unable to stay within my planned budget.  I…

Upper Midwest Koi Club

This year Tony and I decided to join the Upper Midwest Koi Club since we thought it would be fun to meet other people who are interested in keeping koi and building koi ponds. We went to the first meeting of the year yesterday.  It’s a very nice group of people who keep koi for…