So what’s going on with the ponds?

Interesting that you should ask.  The ponds have been full all summer and the recent wet weather has kept them overflowing, but through the outlets and not overflowing the banks.  All fall we have had constant flocks of geese landing for an overnight stay during their migration.  The new grass around the larger pond has been trimmed by their nibbling until it looks like a putting green.  I just hope it comes back OK next spring.

The cold water has killed the algae growth that started in the large pond. The fish have largely gone inactive with the colder water.  I have tried feeding the fish a few times, most recently last evening, with little response.

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