Sad day-Putting the ponds to bed for the winter.
I spent the day getting my ponds ready for winter. Sinking all the plants to the bottom, dismantling 3 big pot ponds. I moved the plants that can't handle the cold into a big pot in the sunroom. Covering the 3 remaining ponds with netting to keep out leaves. Have to use tulle on the little pond by the front door to keep out the acorns.
I probably would have waited another week or 2 but our neighbor's dogs decided to play in 3 of the ponds and overturned pots, knocked in rocks, and carried off decorations. But, now that it is done I can just enjoy feeding everyone for a couple more weeks and being able to see them well with all the hyacinths removed. I did see that 1 baby had managed not to be eaten. All that's left is to pull the pumps and filters and put out the bubblers.
I really don't like cold weather cause it hurts my bones and keeps me inside. They are saying this is going to be a rainy very cold one and predicted that we will have an early frost. I hope they are wrong.