Throw Back Thursday: Catfish
Matthew’s comment yesterday – about not realizing that we had catfish in the pond – made me think that a repost of how the catfish came to live in our pond would be a good Throw Back Thursday topic. So from the March 29, 2012 post, here it is.
So, a few weeks ago, Fred noticed that we’ve got tadpoles in the pond.
A LOT of them. I’m not kidding when I tell you that there are thousands of them. You walk along the shore, and they flit away in droves. Fred was like “We are going to have a plague of frogs out there.”
I was like “Well, what are we going to DO?” Fred said, “We need to get some cats. A LOT of cats. Like, 200 of them!”
So we did. (Those are catfish, in case you’ve never seen them.)
We got 100 4-6″ catfish, and 100 6-8″ catfish.
The fish truck came to our local Co-op, so Fred took half a day off work to go pick up our order. They were in tanks, and the guys dipped them up and put them in big bags and then tied them shut. We brought them straight home and took them out to the pond.
Hopefully they’ll eat some of those tadpoles. We’re also feeding them catfish food, but it’s only been a few days, they haven’t quite gotten the hang of the idea that people bring food. In a year or two, Fred will be a fishing fool and we’ll start eating them.
This is what Gracie thought about those catfish.
It totally looks like Polo is smacking at the Love & Hisses watermark.
Suggie, out standing in his field. (That picture was taken in the spring, before Fred got a chance to mow the back yard. He doesn’t usually let the weeds get so tall before he mows!)
2013: Arya: watch her grow!
2012: “He wears his what on his where, now?” Joe Pickle ponders the flexibility required for such a maneuver.
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: Oh, Bill. Bill, Bill, Bill.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.