Drained the qt pond,put the 9 koi in a bin with filter & hoping they'll be sold asap.
Blue 600gal trough will be moved for the horses to use, and their 300gal will move to be used as the qt instead. Fish fry don't need that much water and space.
Gotta wash the pond filters for winter, too.
Life has continued to be he-ll. Dog got killed, sheep problems, pasture problems, escaped bull, house issues, and I accidentally cut a cable. So, need a new one to turn UV back on.
Finally got to some weeding started.
And a volunteer plant, empress tree. Way, way too close to the pond, so it...
Common Rush, it loves the sand mixed soil, that's usually damp, in my fields by the creek. Less of them in the harder soil. Seems they like the fluffy dirt best. I think some grew 4ft last year, couldn't mow them down. Lol
But yeah, stores sell it as decor. Adds visual texture, but I hate that...
Didn't want to spend thousands on some dinky plants, so, I went hunting on my farm.
I have a lot of useless, unedible rush that now finally has a purpose! Unfortunately, a cart full cleans up to a tiny amount...but at least I didn't waste a cent!
Many more huge clumps out there to dig up.
And my knifefish. 2nd one, lost the first 2(?)yrs ago.
10 inches long now?
Came out during a water change.
Started to "run away" when my hand touched the glassfor a size measurement. They hunt by electric field, so it could tell i was near it.