Today at 11am I started spring break. Even better, here in Wisconsin we broke weather records as temperatures soared into the low 80's. No April Fool's here! It was a beautiful sunny day. A perfect day to clean out the small pond I have in the yard.
Cleaning out the pond in spring is never fun. I don't know if cows break into my yard in the winter and confuse my pond for an outhouse, but that's exactly what it smells like. Believe me, I live in Wisconsin I know the smell of cow manure. In fall when we take the fish out, we also use a small sump pump to siphon out most of the water. So the water that is in the pond is from snow over the winter. One of the many trees in my yard also seems to drop all of it's leaves right into the pond. So as I am trying to rake the leaves out of my pond I feel like I am stirring a giant pond's worth of witches brew. A song we used to sing in elementary school at Halloween goes through my head "
Here I am stirring my brew. Do you like my Wisconsin tan?
All the leaves I pulled out of pond today.
Now it's really starting to feel like summer is near!