Ponds in Canada

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    Oh I just LOVE my greenhouse again! I took out the "twin peaks" roof off my greenhouse on my last two days days off and now I have more room inside the upper loft area on the old side of the greenhouse.

    I also have the worlds hottest pepper plant {the Ghost Pepper} growing inside the greenhouse and I ate one big red hot pepper last night on my pizza that I made. WOW was that hot! It cleared my nose and sinus right out good. Jalapenos don't do that for me any more so I have moved on to a hotter pepper. My fingers are still warm from cutting them and my eyes were watering like crazy while I ate it. I just love the hot peppers and I think I am addicted to them. I was so stiff and sore after work yesterday, and after eating that hot pepper I was no longer stiff and sore, as the hot pepper fools your body into releasing natural endorphin's cause it thinks you are in pain. Natural endorphins take away all the pain away and that is probably why I never need to ever take pain killers.

    It was just a beautiful day yesterday....
     
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    Just when I think you can't make it any better you do! Amazing constructor and talented artist you are. It must take you forever to take care and water everything in there!
    You do all this and your pond, home, cooking and then you work full time too...................shaking my head in astonishment upload_2017-10-21_10-22-18.gif
     
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    A agree with @j.w , you're simply amazing Colleen !!

    So you have two places for guppies in the green house this year, the tank and the pond? Those windows really allow so much sunshine in :)

    How is the outdoor guppy pond doing?
     
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    @callingcolleen1 I love watching your videos of your greenhouse and all the cute stuff you have in there!
    Thank you for sharing!
     
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    Wow Colleen , just wonderful and amazing! I am a new follower of yours and friend. I see I have only 2804 posts in this thread to read, and will do it over time. Perhaps one of my winter projects! Where did you learn carpentry?
     
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    I thought I had caught most of them out of that 80 gallon guppy pond out front, but they just keep showing up in the stream. I will have to get more out soon, the little babies that hide must have grown. That pond is still running and is covered and heated. Will have to do another update video on all of them in the stream.
     
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    [Where did you learn carpentry?[/QUOTE] I taught myself. I am very busy all the time and my mind is always going and thinking about how I could improve things. Sometimes I just sit put in greenhouse and drink coffee and ponder about all the things I could do. It's not perfect but it works really well and I have managed to keep greenhouse going all winter here in Canada for many years now.
     
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    My Kelowna BC stream pond on late October crisp morning
    These hostas got yellow almost overnight ...really yellow , not quite Caterpillar yellow but close
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    yep hostas go fast when you get a cool night .But love all the work that I can see you did and your house be simply beautiful
     
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    Abe, that is lovely! Is there a pond at the top or bottom of the stream? I bet Colleen might just make one in her yard sometime! Going into her guppy pond perhaps?
     
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    Thank you all , I don't have much space , living on a city lot, so it was
    necessity rather than choice to do the pond stream-like.
    So the "stream" doesn't lead to any other pond or ponds.
    There is a waterfall on one end, skimmer on the other end,
    and the plan for spring is for another small waterfall on that end,
    which will also incorporate an outdoor shower !!! No soap though...
     
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    Colleen, how are your ponds doing? Any snow up your way yet? Just beginning to get cool here.
     
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    I have been busy and covered all but one of the four connecting ponds. One of the old pumps quit so I had to switch that. No ice yet but by weekend it's going to be full blown winter with -17 Celsius expected overnight. Will Have to start posting on my winter thread too. Will Have to get a video later today.
     
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    Well it is spring, but were supposed to get quite cold this weekend, with snow. Its going to be a while before it looks like spring is my guess with the extra cold we have had this year.
    Just a quick look at the Greenhouse and Koi ponds today. Koi ponds have been running all winter and water looks very clean. I still need to do lots of work to get yard all pretty again.
     
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    Love the word "fairium" :)
     
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    Fairium, my new favorite word! How can I combine Gnomes and Terrarium in a word? So glad to see Spring is slowly getting to you.
     
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    I think it would have to be Terranome ! :)
    Or maybe Gnomarium ?
     
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    I like them both! Now to choose.....
    Thanks Colleen
     
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