Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I Have A 55 Gallon Barrel...............

.............was the lady's reply to my question of whether she has a pond.  I see.  Well, I mean, whatever.  I am thinning out the excessive amounts of plants in one pond.  I gave her the entire plant.  I have another one right next to it that is just as large.  So no biggies.  I realized, however, after removing a large amount of fiolage, ie: that large plant, that it had created a large void in the pond for the fish to hide in.  So I moved the remaining plant into such a position to give cover for the fish.  I am going to thin that plant as well, but not too much since fish really WANT to have hiding places.

It's just the way they are, natural instincts, prolly in their DNA.  The need a place to hide in the natural against predators.  They actually ARE predators here that can be a serious threat, namely: Heron. They love pond fish.  My horse trough pond is immune to them, they can't walk into that pond.  But the pond I am thinning the plants in? No such luck.  A heron could walk in there and feast to it's heart's content and come back the next day for more.  Fortunately that hasn't happened.

So, my water lily in that pond needs to come back from it's dramatic loss a year and some months ago in a deep freeze that affected all plants on my entire property to some extent or another.

Well anyway, if that lady doesn't end up using all of that and discarding some of it, so beit.  But I would have rather it gone to a pond that needs as much plants as I can give.  She wanted to take my giant leaf Taro's - like break off a round of it - not happening.  I gave her some small ones that are offshoots of the larger plants.  It's amazing how water plants will send out "shooters" all over the place and start growing in the middle of nothing.  Those offshoots usually thrive, BTW, but it gets to be too much so I give them away.  I told her that with time and patience, those little plants will grow as big as those that she wanted.  Hey, I might have offered her a big plant - for a price and not a cheap price, either.  But it would have taken away from the appearance of what I have going with that clump of plants and I really have no desire to get rid of any of it besides maybe the small ones.

Okay, well another long interlude.  Eddie came over, walked the dogs and meanwhile, the clan came out of the bedroom.  Uhh, so a bit preoccupied.

Whatever the case, time has passed and it's time for bed.

Nite.

ben

Tuesday 4/3/2012

Another day, another mind full of things that I am contemplating.
Actions not taken because of consequences unknown - or - consequences known and not quite ready for what will come.
Not going there right now.
Anyway, now that I have the mattress for that trailer, the next thing on the list is a microwave - one that will fit into the hole that was made for it.  Dunno how that is going to work out, really. I'm not a fan of small microwaves that don't have enough room for large plates or much of anything, really.
Also definitely not a fan of low wattage microwaves that take twice as long to nuke your food as, say, an 1,100 watt or higher will do.
No hurry I guess.  Still have some time.  I was glad to get that mattress and get it in there - though I still have yet to squeeze it through that narrow doorway to get it into the actual "bedroom" itself.  I couldn't do it alone because I will have to fold the thing down in the front while someone else is pushing it from the back.  I should be able to get it in there.  Well, I BETTER be able to get it in there or I just wasted money for nothing.

Then there's the flooring. Replace the carpet or simply clean that which is left and only replace that which was  damaged and removed.  I dunno.  It isn't that much carpet, really, when you think about it, it's a travel trailer and the amount of carpet actually need to cover the areas that are already carpeted?  Not really much at all.

Well, that wasn't what was on my mind that I'm contemplating and considering, that's just another thing.

Time to go to work.

ben