Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Pond

Hi everyone,

Hope your all well where ever you maybe. I had an unexpected visit from my daughter "Cazz", who has come to spend a few days of R&R .. for those that are not acquainted with aussie lingo - rest and relaxation. Well I took a few snaps today of her first day of R&R ..

I started to clean up my little fish pond under the fernery, and was going to bucket out the water manually, as it had been over run by green aglae due to the extreme heat of the summer, but Cazz came to the rescue, pushed me aside and as she does, took over. So I took a few snaps of her hard at work.

First off she had to catch the goldfish, 6 in all, and it was no easy task, and a few giggles were had, the most memorable was when an 8 legged hairy beastie jumped out of the fern, landed on Cazz's arm, she remained calm, screamed and flicked it, which it then landed on my foot, I followed Cazz's lead, screamed and flicked it off my foot, and where do you suppose it landed, but in the bucket of fish, so Cazz then had to rescue the fish from the hairy little beastie, in the end we ended up with our 8 legged mate, stomped on and strampled under foot., but as the picture shows, all fish safe and relocated in a clean bucket of water.

After Cazz had manually bucketed out the green algae it was then a labourious task of scrubbing to removed the scum.

Cazz pressure washing the the pond to remove the excess build-up.

My friend, Ina came to visit, and like all good supervisors, we commanded the proceedings from afar, in a dry and warm place.

Cazz admiring the results of her hard work.

The fish finally back in their clean algae free habitate. Swim litttle fishies, swim, swim, swim.

MMMMMM... Cazz is wondering what is on the itinerary tomorrow !!!



Blogger PEA said...

Send her over here, I need someone to help me shovel snow! lol I just love your fish pond...that's something I would love to have in my backyard near my faerie garden...maybe one day:-) Cazz certainly did do a great job cleaning it out, that's a lot of work!! I'm still giggling picturing you two with that 8 legged beastie...I would have been screaming too! lol Take care my friend. xoxo

March 05, 2008 7:09 am  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Oh what a good girl she is!!!

But who ever heard of this kind of R&R? Looks more like she's come to w-o-r-k!!! ,-)


March 05, 2008 8:25 am  
Blogger Gledwood said...

The fish are beautiful. I bet they were angry to get all caught and put in a plastic hat looking thing. Well bucket. Whatever you call it.
You and Cazz do look VERY similar or is this my bad eyes/bad memory serving me badly?
I hope that 8-legged beastie wasn't a funnel-web!

March 05, 2008 8:53 am  
Blogger Peter said...

A nice new photo on your header Jan, was that part of Carol's next day?

March 05, 2008 6:42 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Ooops, Jan, you let it out, your secret of having such a lovely garden!
That girl sneaks in and keeps it slicked up for you!

Ok, seriously, you are really fortunate to have her visit. And her help too!
Tell Caz hello for me (Hi Caz!), and for her to write some blurbs again, every now and then.

Do you know you should not kill those hairy little beasties? They keep the bad insect population down in your garden, like spiders.

At least you could have taken a picture so she could be identified. Then all your buddies could have identified her. I suppose the family is missing her right now, perhaps in mourning.


March 06, 2008 2:20 am  
Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

Looks like she did a wonderful job.
Help is always nice!!!

March 06, 2008 6:31 am  
Blogger Lady Di Tn said...

Whatever the little beastie happen to be you should have let it run and hide. Now if it had gotten inside, that is another story.
Glad you have such wonderful help. She did a grand job of it. Not much R&R in that though.

March 06, 2008 10:58 am  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Jan ~ Looks like she did a GREAT job and a really nice way to cool off too. I've still got a little bit of snow in my yard if you want it? ~ jb///

March 06, 2008 10:59 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

That's what daughters are for, Jen, to do the hard work while you!

It's easy to see looking at you two that you're mother and daughter.

Anyway glad your fish are now in a lovely clean home and that the hairy eight-legged beastie had been summarily dealt with.

March 06, 2008 5:05 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~ Is Cazz for hire?? Good on you Carol for helping your Mum like that. Even with spiders to contend with. Here I was imagining you both having a lovely time and you
had her slaving away over a hot garden!!! How is the Pay, Carol?
Both of you enjoy the rest of your time together. Glad you enjoyed the jokes and the Aussie Tourism thing.
Take care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

March 06, 2008 6:09 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

That looks like hard work indeed. It's very nice of your daughter to help you. I'm sure you appreciate the final outcome as much as your goldfish.

March 06, 2008 7:50 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

Oh, I had to giggle imagining the hairy beastie attack. What a good daughter you have. She must take after her mother.

I love your new picture header. You look so much the beautiful, grand lady.

March 07, 2008 1:11 am  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

My goodness!

What a very helpful daughter you have!

My girls have never offered to clean my fish pond! :)

It looks very pretty!!


March 07, 2008 8:20 am  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Jeanette,

I knew you had a lovely garden but I didn't know you had a fish pond too. And how nice of Cass to clean it for you.


March 07, 2008 4:40 pm  
Blogger meggie said...

I love the new photo of you, on your header.
Nice pics of Cazz hard at work, & your overseeing proceedures!

March 07, 2008 5:18 pm  
Blogger Angel... said...

She did a wonderful are lucky you have a daughter like that. A very few peoples are l ucky in this meany world.

Well keep it up... very nice blog..

will be back dear.

March 08, 2008 3:07 am  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Hi Jeanette many thanks for your message: about the families suffering more... I did answer you. Wait a sec, let me "import" my answer through...

March 08, 2008 6:27 am  
Blogger Gledwood said...

here goes:
(I didn't spend ages and ages on this but I do think it makes a point..)

Yes it's quite true the families suffer a lot more than the addict because they don't have the escape of being off the planet half the time. Every trauma causes pain. (Not a brief, befuddled shock before forgetting.) Also I find that phrase "fighting heroin addiction" rather stupid. Anyone genuinely fighting the addiction will be making concerted efforts to stop. Of course most addicts (self included) just wallow most of the time in the morass of their own self-destruction

March 08, 2008 6:33 am  
Blogger Gledwood said...

oo dear that seems awfully spikey. but at the time it seemed a point well worth the making!!

March 08, 2008 6:34 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Dear Jan ~~ Thanks for your comments and yes it is always good to get good doctor reports. Glad you and Carol enjoyed the jokes. You
actually gave her a bit of time off from slavery!! Love the photo of you
Take care, Dear friends, Love, Merle.

March 08, 2008 5:06 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

We had about 35 fish when winter came - and then the Kingfisher came.. and now we have about 1/3 left...and a net over the pond.

When Did you delete her name off the blog. I've not been paying attention.

March 09, 2008 3:32 pm  

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