Well I am starting to prepare the pond for it's winter sleep. I broke down my floating planter baskets and impatiens islands and had tadpoles hibernating in them. I guess floating islands serve two purposes. I had to hand pick the tads off the islands and throw them into the pond. Hopefully they will overwinter alright. I pulled my plants out of the baskets and put them in laundry baskets and sunk them to the bottom of the pond. I am planning on pulling the leaves off the lilies and shutting down the skippy filter this week. I may cap off the settlement pond so the frogs make it though the winter. How depressing. Oh well, spring time is right around the corner. Yeah, right!!!!