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Week 2 of my fish-in cycle is done and everything looks great, now I'm hoping to see Nitrite by the end of this week.

My task this winter was to name all my fish....well I named all the koi but cannot come up with names for the two shubbies.
... winter ends in less than two weeks, I'm running out of time!View attachment 119124
Shui and bumpkin! Or shoe, and bunkin!
 
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My now three legged pup is back from the vet! Due to delays in surgery, they knocked quite a bit off the price, they’ve been short staffed, with flu and a few emergencies. She may have been a stray dumped off, but she’s ours now!
 

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We are home! A bit of snow the second day of driving.
The ponds look great, no floating fish bodies, no bodies at all. See a lot of them swimming around in front of the cams, still eating the hornwort.

The deer did a grooming job of the emerald green arborvitae, not as bad as the one year they stripped them almost to the trunk, but you can see they made them skinnier, with a nice thicker top where they could not reach.

Our hot tub pond survived the winter, we did not drain the lines outside of the tub, or plug to keep water out, ie in the shell, it got down to minus a few nights. Whew, was not sure if it would leak once things started to melt.

The condo is declared dry, 4 days of air movement and heat. Now we need to arrange fixing. We put a lock box on the door and have a friend that can go by and check up on it.

My task this winter was to name all my fish
lol I don't name them just say look at the pretty fish..............
 

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@addy1 Glad you made it home and can now relax and get back to your normal routine for awhile. Selling that place will be a good thing, one more less to deal with.
 
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@JamieB So nice of you to give that stray a loving home!

@addy1 Glad you found all good with the pond, now rest!...rest? what's that right?
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The bees are calling, then the weeds, then ....................
rest is what comes when you are pushing up daisies.
 
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I have decided she is an inspiration. Despite a rough start, getting dumped, loosing her leg, she just wants love. The brat thinks she’s a couch dog now! And she likes to snuggle by me, and wants to go run with the boys. One of my barn cats was being all lovey while I was trying to walk her, getting all underfoot. So she laid down on him! He was directly under her where she couldn’t step away, so she pinned him! So despite loosing a leg, she’s in good condition and a good mood.
On fishy notes, I lost a few due to ice in my mini temp pond. Despite my attempt at keeping a part open, it froze, and had ice about 6” thick at the top. As soon as we had a thaw, I fished them out. Mostly smaller ones. My big white boy is still good, so I’m excited to think of my new pond I’ll be digging this spring. The shubinkin are doing well, and the plants around the aquarium are loving the grow light. I bought blue iris for $1.00, small plant, but they are mini iris! Looks amazing in the grow light, the yellow part looks flourecent! I’m having all kinds of ideas for the pond, and plants around it. Now if only I could win the lottery so I could get it all done at once!
 

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In case you were wondering, I'm still playing the most beautiful car game I've ever seen. Naturally, I spend nearly as much time in the photography mode as I do driving them around. :)

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Today we are hitting near 54f so bee hive inspections, see how they did over winter. And Dentist and cleaning and whatever else hits.
Currently a cold 23
 

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Addy- have you started up your bog yet?
I am going to soon, we just got back from Florida and doing catch up. I need to go out and groom all the dead out of it, ie leaves, plant parts etc. I just rake it. The plants have not started growing yet. This morning heavy frost, again. Most likely will have the ponds running next week.
 
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Had to come to work in the truck, recent rain flooded out my road again. Next two days off, so I’ll be staying home!
 
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I lifted the pond cover over part of the pond so I could see inside. I saw 2 of the 4 and hubby saw the other 2 yesterday, so thinking they're all accounted for.

I pumped out some of the pond water to flush out the sand and gravel filter and replenished with some fresh water. I recovered the pond and am not starting the filter yet, probably next week or so.
 
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Still. Playing.

Most cars in this game are acquirable by "purchasing" them from the fictional money you earn for racing, but these two had to be unlocked by completing some excruciatingly difficult challenges. It was worth it, though. Both are two of my favorite cars of all time. :)

'69 Ford Mustang Boss 302
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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and I created a Barracuda paint scheme for it.
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We inspected 9 hives yesterday, all queen right, all alive, one a bit weak, may or may not make it. We gave that one extra food, extra pollen see if they can recover. Today check 6 more hives.

May even groom the bog, it will be almost 70f, rain tomorrow then back down in temps for a bit.
 
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It’s my weekend! So today I’m going to try making tamales. I also had wind take down a tree across our drive yesterday, so I’ll undoubtedly have to help the guys get that cut up and remove it. Winds yesterday gusted up to 60mph, we had other trees drop branches. I’ve got vehicles all over the yard, we couldn’t park them where we normally do due to risk of falling limbs. So the tree across the drive was a surprise on my way home last night!
 
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Batch 1 was a bit of a flop. Too much lard, not enough salt in the dough. So I corrected that, and batch two was much better, but I think I’m spreading the masa too thick. Oh well, batch 3 is all mine, it’s got plant matter in it! I added bell pepper I half cooked with the meat, so it’s still firm, but not crispy. The guys all seem to think plants are rabbit food!
 
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