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Our Winter Pond Story

How we do winter at our pond... The pond in the photo above (can you see it) was installed in 2009. Many people reading this will have seen it in person since we open it to the public during our biannual pond tour. From the beginning, we have always left the pond running in the winter -- until this winter. This year we made the choice to not run it. Here is the pond from basically the same perspective in summer to get a better idea. This photo was early in it's existence. This gives you an idea of what you are looking at under the snow and ice. It's about 30' x 15' and we have about 40 koi that range from 8" to 24".  We LOVE our pond and have loved watching it in the winter. We are avid birders and have been able to draw in so many different types of birds because of the water, waterfalls, and creeks. So why not run it this winter? Our only reason is that we just aren't home much and we wanted the pond to be safe when we weren't there. Ok so now you mi

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