The rescue mission went well.
No money in the world is worth the part of life one loose when working over time, especially not when the weather is as nice as it is on afternoons. The days can be gloomy and rainy but the sun starts to shine around the time when we leave work. Very strange indeed since it usually is the other way around 🙂
I took a look into the pond after we had taken our walk after I had come home in the evening, there was very little water left. It’s a bit of a lie to say that it was water, mud is a more proper word I think 🙂 Roots from the irises and other plants were hanging down the walls and I guess those roots suck up a lot of water ao I can’t really look for an injury in the rubber sheet when the water has stopped sinking. But that much is clear, it isn’t Sune that is guilty of this. But if it isn’t him, what made a hole in the pond? A vole?
Anyway, I tried to see the koi’s but the water was just too muddy but then I saw the water surface move a little and the rescue mission started. I have a rather fragile landing net attached to a long bamboo stick so I used that as good as I could. It’s amazing how roots can break things 🙂 I had rescued the first koi when I heard the stick crack some, it cracked once again when I finally caught the second one and I didn’t think it would hold together when I finally got the third one.
There wasn’t much time so I tossed the fish straight in to the aquarium, normally I take it very easy when moving from one kind of water to another but the bowl I had placed them in was too small and the water was just too muddy. But they survived and is now swimming around with the three goldfish that I had planned to move to the pond this weekend. I’ll check what a repair set will cost and I’ll also check what a bigger rubber sheet will cost. If I’ll buy a bigger sheet I’m thinking of casting a thin layer of concrete on the soil so that no vole, mole or rat can chew its way through and make another hole in it 🙂
But by now You all know that I take my time when it comes to projects like this 🙂 🙂 🙂 After all, this pond area wasn’t finished and I’ve been working with it for more than five years 🙂 I also have to start building that green house I’ve been talking about for several years 🙂 Well it’s time to make a pot of tea and something to eat. Tomorrow’s Friday and next week will be a three day working week 🙂
Have a great day!