Stocking The Neighbor’s Pond For Free

May 23rd, 2007

The final chapter in the thrilling family saga of one desperate woman, her swarming brood of boys, a Country Doctor and a Pond.

Last night a few hours after we carefully released about 800 baby fish into our new pond, it started to rain. It rained and rained and rained. And then about 9:00 pm it turned from rain to deluge. It deluged and deluged and deluged.

See these pipes…

When these pipes get partially submerged like they are now, water pours out of our pond through these pipes to the backside of our dam…

…and down these beautiful scrap rock falls. I decided to name these falls – “Free Fish Falls” today.

Because this is probably where all of our precious baby fish went after the deluge. They poured through the pipes, down “Free Fish Falls” and then into the swamp which today I named “Liberty Fish Swamp”.

Then the baby fish slowly find their way to the neighbor’s pond – which I hereby christen “Something For Nothing Pond”.

All of our little fishies are probably happily swimming around in “Something For Nothing Pond.” The stinking little traitors!

Comments

  • Jean:

    OMG. I am so sorry but I was laughing soooo hard whilst reading this – that I started choking on the frosted mini wheats I was snacking on. Now, you don’t want my death on your hands do you? Simmer down.

  • Rechelle:

    Hey – I love frosted mini wheats! One of my favorite post dinner snacks.

  • Crunchy Chicken:

    Maybe if you fill your pond with more Scope they’ll swim back up the pipe to more favorable conditions?

  • Kathy from NJ:

    Maybe the owners of “Something For Nothing Pond” will invite you for a fish dinner next spring…

  • lori:

    omigod, this story has me rolling on the floor! i’m sorry the baby fish have moved to the “something for nothing pond.” maybe your neighbor will let you come get those fish back for “free” ;-p

  • lori:

    omigod, this story has me rolling on the floor! i’m sorry the baby fish have moved to the “something for nothing pond.” maybe your neighbor will let you come get those fish back for “free” ;-p

  • Rechelle:

    This is supposed to be a tragedy! Not a comedy! Where is the empathy?!?!

  • Jenny:

    Oh, my! The photos! The thought of it! My only hope is that those baby fish somehow knew to avoid the drain…swim, fish, swim. Please feel free to come over and try to find Nemo and his friends…anytime, really. The NeighborP.S. You know my husband, he was wondering whether you like your fish grilled or fried???

  • Rechelle:

    I like my fish with large glasses of wine and big goblets of margaritas.