pond scum

We have a little ‘fish’ pond/water feature tucked into the corner of the backyard/garden. Zeak, Katie’s new puppy, DISCOVERED it the other day when he was helping me in the garden… and fell in.

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Fortunately, he was not hurt and managed to keep his head above water!

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He wasn’t frightened of the water/pond; he’s obsessed with it now! BTW, I’ve been calling Zeak, ‘Little Geek’ from the movie The Abyss [do you know it?].

 

 

 

 

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Naughty puppy… he smells like stinky pond scum!! YUK!! I had to give him a bath before he came back into the house! [Katie was away at class.]

So, before Zeak falls into the pond again, I decided I better clean/muck out all the decayed leaves and crap. OH MY LORD – GAG!!!

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Armed with buckets, hose, scrub brush/scrubby pad, pitch fork and rubber boots!!!

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NOTHING glam about a 58-year-old getting into a mosquito-infested stinky hole… as you can imagine!! UGH!!!

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That’s a lot of debris… which I STILL have to clean-up/dispose!

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Scrub-a-dub-dub!

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Now, I won’t have to worry about Zeak if he decides to go for a swim or take a drink!! Ya know, the water tastes better from the pond than his water bowl! [wink]

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Crossed off my to-do list!!! Ready for flora and fauna!

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One thought on “pond scum

  1. You might want to water the tree fairly extensively – I think the Illinois gardening book has hints about caring for newly transplanted trees – I love the fact you’ll get flowers in the spring, that’ll look pretty with the green awnings – The attachment is in case you were still thinking about a pond in the back

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