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Beth Girdler and David Francey
artist/biologist and singer/songwriter
Interests: Beth - art, gardening, wildlife and music. David - Songwriting, hockey (die-hard Leaf's Fan), travel, history
Recent Activity
In September 2010 (the same year I made the original pond) I decided that in order to properly accommodate my growing koi, I would have to expand. This was a big job - lucky for me I had help! First we drained the existing pond, removed the fish and frogs... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at I Love My Koi Pond!
It is October and the weather was warm so I was in the pond (well, half in) cleaning out debris - getting ready for winter. Even though I have a skimmer I like to use a net to scoop fallen leaves off the surface of the pond - just in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at I Love My Koi Pond!
So I build a beautiful pond, get the rocks, plants and the ecosystem just right, add fish, all is well, right? Wrong! When I added the fish, then more fish I had not really known what I was doing. I just wanted life and colour in the pond. I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at I Love My Koi Pond!
I am new to the world of ponds and pond fish so I have to tell you that it was my lucky day when I found a store an hour from here that specializes in both! And what nice folks - wow! The Pond Clinic in Ottawa is a business... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at I Love My Koi Pond!
My whole pond project came about because of one common goldfish. Unlike the 3 other goldfish she came with, Wilbur (below) decided not to leap out of the half barrel water feature I put her in. Wilbur not only made it through the year alone but survived another three years... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at I Love My Koi Pond!
Allow me to talk about rocks. We live in the Lanark Highlands - a land of lakes, trees...and rocks! The rocks that I placed around my flower gardens mostly came up out of the ground when I dug the beds. If the rock was big enough I just made it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at I Love My Koi Pond!
a movie of the crew of fish in my pond Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at I Love My Koi Pond!
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