Friday, April 30, 2010
The Pond on our Property
When we bought this property, we were drawn to several things; the woods, the streams and creeks throughout the property, the cabin look of the house, but most of all, we loved the pond. We share a nice sized pond with our next door neighbors, but have not had much opportunity to explore it because we moved here in winter. As the days have warmed, we have begun to explore and discover what our pond has to offer.
First, we've had the opportunity to see many beautiful birds including blue herons, a pair of wood ducks, egrets and others. We've also seen the typical pond life such as turtles, bullfrogs, minnows (my kids had NEVER seen minnows - I was a little sad when I made that discovery, but we have since played with many minnows) and tons of bugs. The boys also discovered crawfish in the pond yesterday and those Cajun boys are planning to catch and cook them up for their mama :)
The pond is also stocked and we've seen some fish big enough for catching so when the weather cooperates (we are expecting severe weather for several days), we will do a little fishing.
What else should we be doing to utilize this pond to the fullest? I've never lived anywhere near water, so I don't really know all that a pond has to offer.