Minnesota Farmer


Just add turtle
June 11, 2011, 9:28 pm
Filed under: family, fish, friends, garden, pond, water garden, Wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Today was the after wedding party at our house.  Since most of Michael’s family had come a long distance for the wedding, we invited family members from both sides to our farm for the gift opening.  This party was the reason I had been working so hard on the landscaping and pond.

The house had been cleaned, plants had been planted all around the house, and grass replaced.  A pond with all of it’s plants and fish had been completed.  The new porch had received new furniture.  A large tent had been erected and decorated.  We were ready to party.

Part way through the party I got a call that I had been waiting for.  The turtles were coming.

Our town’s annual celebration has turtle races each year and I had been promised the turtles found by our landscaper after the race.  In the middle of the party they were delivered.

Yertle and Crush

Yertle and Crush were instant celebrities with all present except the Koi.  Young and old peered into the pond to watch them.  The Koi were visibly upset.  They did not like these new neighbors.

The turtles are Painted Turtles common in our area.  It is hoped that they will like their new home and assist me in keeping it clean.  They definitely add a new bit of interest to the pond,

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