Backyard Pond

Discussion of backyard pond, frogs, goldfish and plants.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Giant Bullfrog and Sunning Black Snake

 Last night while watering the plants around the pond we saw the biggest Bullfrog yet. This guy was happily sitting on one of our floating rocks and sat still for several pictures.  If he is one of the frogs from earlier this summer, he has been eating real good.  Meanwhile a couple of  weeks ago, we looked out the window and there was a Blacksnake sunning himself on the top of a Holly bush.  He had found a soft spot on some leaves lying on the bush and just curled up.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Cantaloupe Volunteer

 We mix our compost with garden soil in 20 gallon buckets to grow red potatoes.  This year two of the three buckets produced lots of potatoes but one surprised us.  Soon after planting the potatoes, a cucumber vine was growing very fast and produced many cucumbers.  Just a couple of weeks ago another vine emerged and a cantaloupe started to grow.  We are keeping our fingers crossed that it will grow to be a edible fruit.