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Zwei Teiche — One Pond, Two Ponds

Ein zweiter Teich wurde nun eingerichtet und die Fische getrennt. Sie haben sich gut eingelebt und werden auch immer mutiger. Außerdem finden sich die ersten anderen Wassertiere ein. Eine rote Libelle saß gestern lange am Teich und fing andere Insekten, die zum Trinken kamen. Waffenfliegenlarven schwammen herum (bis sie gefressen wurden). Unsere
Katzen freuen sich über diese schöne Trinkstelle.
Und schließlich ist es noch unheimlich entspannend am Teich zu sitzen und ins Wasser zu schauen…

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A second pond was built and the fish divided up. They have got used to their new surroundings and are getting bolder every day. Also, other water-loving animals are appearing. Yesterday a red dragonfly sat at the pond for a long time, hunting other sinects that came to drink. Soldierfly larvae swam around (until they got eaten).  Our cats love to drink from this new waterhole.

And last but not least it’s so realxing to sit at the pond and look into the water…

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So much to do – so little time

Wow, a lot happened since I last wrote!

I started the clean the garden up for winter by taking the dead tomato and cucumber plants out of the beds and pruning the currants. Three of our currant bushes are at least 10 years old (probably older!) and have not been taken care of for the last two years. So it was high time for pruning.
Also, the indoor garden was planted. We have a plant table in the living room in front of an East facing window. The table is currently occupied by lots of tobacco plants (no, I don’t smoke), an Indigo plant and a plant which has a pretty flower, but I don’t know the name. Maybe I’ll post a picture some time.The tobacco plants were pretty small when I took them inside – the tallest ones were maybe 10 cm. Now the tallest ones are around 25 cm and flowering!

So, the windowsill garden. It’s on a table in front of a South facing window, but also gets plenty of light from an East facing window. Nevertheless, I might have to install a plant light as the plantlings are getting a spindly and stretch towards the window.
Here are some pictures:

Part of our indoor "garden" with lettuce seeds

Part of our indoor garden with lettuce seeds

The lettuce is sprouting!

The lettuce is sprouting!

No, I didn't sit in your little garden bed, says the cat. I don't believe her...

"No, I didn't sit in your little garden bed", says the cat. I don't believe her....

Wow, chickadee invasion! Good thing I'm inside....

Wow, chickadee invasion! Good thing I'm inside!

And a chick-chick here, and a chick-chick there, chickadees chickadees everywhere!

And a chick-chick here, and a chick-chick there, chickadees chickadees everywhere!

And another chickadee

And another chickadee

Chickachick even pecking away at our wall

Chickachicks even pecking away at our wall

The chickadees stayed one afternoon, pecking at everything in sight. Our big cat decided
to stay inside until they were gone.

That same afternoon we went for a goat walk:

Some people have goaties in their faces, some have them on a leash

Some people have goaties in their faces, some have them on a leash

We saw interesting tracks. Nadine guesses that this here was a badger. Any other ideas?

We saw interesting tracks. Nadine guesses that this here was a badger. Any other ideas?

Ok, this is an easy one! Who made the track?

Ok, this is an easy one! Who made the track?

I'm sure the pros can also tell how old this is. I sure can't.

And a close-up

There also was pretty foliage

There also was pretty foliage

Think pink! ...or tinder

Think pink! ...or tinder

Since those events we had visitors, went to our little boy’s first concert (Geoff Berner played Khlezmer music), baked a lot of bread (which tastes way better than commercial bread!), harvested lots of apples (and dried some of them) and and and… More next time!

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