Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Fish fingers

The rains continued to transform the nice neat tidy yard and smallholding into a mud spattered mess of white and animal dung. The ice hazard has been eliminated to some extent by yours truly throwing several bucket fulls of rock salt along previously cleared pathways. The fish were seen for the first time in over ten days as I removed the ice cap from their frozen world. Amazingly within seconds they were in a feeding frenzy on the surface. My hands are still burning from carrying chunks of ice from their tank and from the animal water storage tank. That refilled overnight but a six foot diameter slab of ice floated from the base to the surface and had to be dealt with before it posed any hazard to shipping.
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