"My favorite day" is the term I use to describe one specific day of the year. It happens once a year, either in late October or early November, and truly, this one event makes me feel all giddy and smiley, and warm and fuzzy inside. It's pond clean out day. It may not sound all that exciting to you, but it's a big deal to me! To be honest, I'm certain that it is not really my favorite day of the entire year, but this process just makes me so happy, that long ago it was named "my favorite day".
By the time pond clean out day comes, our pretty little pond has been boiling away in the hot summer sun for many, many months, and is coated in a layer of summer algae slime. The water is a yucky shade of brownish green, and our giant fish start to wonder when, oh when, pond clean out day is coming.
I bought the four big fish about ten years ago (maybe more). They started in a ten gallon tank, and then quickly needed to be moved to a 55 gallon aquarium. They continued to grow and grow, and the only rational and logical choice (in my mind) was to put a pond in the back yard for them to live in... Bryan still rues the day...
So yesterday, my sweet boys completely cleared, cleaned and pressure washed the back porch and the pond.
While the boys were sweatin' it up on the back porch, the girls were enjoying a guinea pig play date with friends.
Ava & Moo, and Bella & Princess Cupcake
This morning, we spent quite a bit of time out there, just enjoying the nice clean porch and pond. And I think I heard the fish singing a happy song. Hallelujah!
Enjoy your week friends!