|Dazzle's Pond - May 2010|
Unfortunately (some might say) we don't give in that easy and although we've experienced one of the worst scenarios that any Koi keeper can face, we remain positive and try to analyse everything that's happened in order to learn from any mistakes we made (none of us are perfect). We quickly came to realise that despite everything that nature's thrown at us this body of water was never just a pond, but an integral part of our garden. And because we spend so much time in our garden, the pond and fish were an integral part of our home and social life. It therefore transpires (and with a considerable amount of positive thinking) that there was some good that could come out of the position we find ourselves in???
With the pond now drained and no fish to maintain, we could now dismantle our first pond to make way for pond number 2! A pond that we've wanted to develop for some time which would incorporate all the features etc that we came to realise were missing from the first build, but have never been in a position to take any further due to the costs & logistics involved in building the new pond on the site of the old, whilst doing so as quickly as possible. The situation we now find ourselves in allows us the luxury of time to dismantle the old pond and build the new one, whilst not having to contend with the issues and problems etc of our fish being in temporary accommodation.
And then it suddenly occured to us .... why not take you along with us on this journey of discovery and sharing our new trials and tribulations along the way. So the "Crazy World of Koi" blog was formed.
We hope you enjoy sharing the ups and downs as we begin this new chapter in our Koi keeping (as i'm sure there's going to be plenty). Perhaps it will bring back memories of your own highs and lows from your own pond builds? Whatever the reason, we hope you enjoy and .......... wish us luck!