After a fairly stressful morning yesterday with more internet problems and trying to schedule appointments I was feeling like the day was mostly wasted. I'd spent most of it inside and it was so sunny I was getting even more frustrated.
Finally the littlest gardener and I made it outside. Once we were out there I decided it was fish feeding day. The weather has been warmer and it's predicted to stay that way. It's actually unsafe to feed fish until the weather is consistently above 50 degrees. It has to do with their metabolism slowing when the weather cools. Feeding pond fish in an established pond is not always necessary. Our fish have plenty of algae, bugs and worms that find their way in. But, we always have fun watching them come looking for a handout. They are always a bit shy the first time or two in the spring, but after a few times they actually follow us along the side of the pond waiting for food.
Hungry Sarassa blowing bubbles.
A Comet and Shubunkin looking for a snack.
The littlest gardener having fun feeding the fish.
The one and only Koi.
Sarassa with his mouth open wide.
Here's a short video of the fish swimming around. It's my first time trying this so don't mind the crazy filming at the end, I'm not sure how to edit it.
While we were out there I saw some water lily buds too! I think today after school we will go get a few more fish for the pond. I think we may have lost a few over the winter or the raccoons have gotten them.