Wednesday, January 6, 2010

On Frozen Pond

Can you tell it is a little cold here???


Our pond is frozen solid. I would have a picture of Goose walking out on the ice but I was too busy freaking out and screaming at him to get off the ice to think about running for the camera. I took these after he vacated the frozen pond. He would be REALLY sorry if he fell in. It's pretty solid right now though but still.........I wouldn't want to chance him falling in. Yikes!

Look at our small pond too (Missy added for scale):

We went to get an aquarium heater for this one. Hopefully that will keep our fish from freezing! The temperature simply won't get above 32. I don't remember things being quite this frozen last year. I think the next time we will be above 32 will be on Friday!!

7 comments:

jomamma said...

Friday is supposed to be our coldest day in history here in Texas.

idyllicchick said...

The projected low for Friday here in Florida is 20 degrees. 20! Is that even a real temperature?!

evilsciencechick said...

and SNNNNNNNNOW!!!! tomorrow! woo!

Sue said...

It's even colder than normal up here in New England! We have felt lucky to be even close to 30*.

As long as there is a hole in the ice for the fish pond they should survive. They will die if it freezes over completely but not from the cold, because the gasses from waste will poison them. Our huge pond has had to be opened up twice already, we have one of those propane 'weed burners' to help the pump keep it opwn. Each spring when we are finally 'ice out' I am amazed to see how much BIGGER the fish have grown over the winter. So just keep a hole open but don't poke it! The shockwaves are more damaging than having just a small hole would be.

Turtle said...

we had that in mid december, now? freakishly in the 40-50's and lots of rain.... not quite feeling like winter here, le sigh, would like a lil snow!

ktb38 said...

I can deal with the cold (I love winter. SNOW!!!), but it's the wind I can't stand! I feel like my nose is going to fall off.

Jane said...

Yikes! Our two birdbaths have been frozen solid for days. Then again, I haven't seen too many birds. Hopefully, they are tucked warmly into their nests.