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close up of new gold fish and Huckleberry the cat
The new gold fish are for fun and future aquaponic experiments.

Don't tell Huckleberry that. He seems to think they're a surprise birthday gift.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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you will need to provide "cover"( an aquatic plant of some kind) for the goldfish or the coons and herons will eat it. Don't ask me how I know<>G> the fish will get surprisingly big in a short time. They continually cruise around the perimeter of the pond eating either alga or mosquito larva.

Comment by rom Sat Feb 23 09:11:35 2013
Rom --- The aquatic ecosystem is on its way from my childhood pond today. :-)
Comment by anna Sat Feb 23 09:39:38 2013
I just love the pictures of your kitty boys.... Huckleberry looks so much like my Lita and by the look on his face, the same attitude as well!
Comment by kim Mon Feb 25 12:53:29 2013

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