Monday, May 23, 2011

One Fish, two fish...

                photo, Dan Ryan

...Fred fish, blue fish. What, that isn't how it goes? 

It's that time of year again—time to clean out the fish pond and go buy some new "Freds" from the fish store. These are 4 of the original 5 goldfish from last summer, all named Fred. They started out as The Five Freds last spring but one kicked the bucket within 24 hours. We nurtured them all summer long, they were happy and grew quite large, and we all became very attached as a family. We had every intention of wintering them over but a blue heron came around last Thanksgiving with something else entirely in mind... dinner. It's tough living out here in the country. 

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