Pretty lazy day today.  Took the boys and Annie out for a nice little run.  We went to the new pond to see what the last rain did for it.  Still a long way to go but I am pleased to see that the fescue I sowed late last year has taken root.  I paid special attention to the dam and that seems to have paid off.  I went round and round the thing with a spiked roller behind my little tractor to help provide a welcoming seed bed for the grass.

I’ll pay a visit to the hatchery near us and buy some minnows to stock it with in the spring.  That will help to provide a forage base for the bass and bluegill later on.  I haven’t made up my mind whether to put catfish in this one.  I’m leaning against it right now.

2 thoughts on “Mmm…lunch

  1. Why no catfish? I have no opinion one way or the other, just curious. My only experience with them was fishing in the canal with my grandfather and they were nasty beasts.


  2. Morning, Ma’am-I suspect that I won’t be fishing the pond very hard so any stocking decision I make will matter very little. Probably of more import than stocking catfish or not would be the presence or not of some number of triploid grass carp. They would help keep the aquatic vegetation browsed down so that the little puddle doesn’t become weed choked.


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