The pond

Our pond is a leftover from the days this place was farmed and the farmer needed water for his cattle. It has held up well and has never gone dry, even in the drought of 2012, but we haven’t invested the time or energy into learning more about it. We don’t know how deep it is. We’ve never measured it. And we don’t know what’s living in it. The farmer we bought the place from said he used to ask friends to drop a few fish in it on their way back from fishing the river, a prospect we know would give a biologist a stroke. So we could have the Loch Ness Monster of Cedar County in there, or nothing but frogs. Last summer a friend dropped about a half dozen blue gills in. Our plan is to get the state biologist out here to get some advice before doing much more.