Sunday, February 19, 2012

Around the Neighborhood.

I took a walk around the neighborhood.   These houses are on Walworth and Park Streets in Greenville, TX.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Koi Pond

One of my favorite hobbies is water gardening.  The koi pond was already installed in the back yard when I bought my cottage in 2003.  I have really enjoyed everything about this pond.  It is so calming to sit on the bench beside the pond and listen to the water cascading over the waterfall.  At the farmer's coop here in Greenville, you can purchase koi.  There is a fish truck that comes from a fish farm in Arkansas.  You can pick out your fish, and the driver catches them in a net, and then transfers them to a water and oxygen filled plastic bag.  Koi grow quickly, and some of them can grow to three feet in length.

The white fish with the red spot on his head is my favorite.  I bought him at the Walmart pet dept.  He was so tiny, less than four inches long.   I named him Dothead.  He has grown so much.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tearing off old garage roof.

There are some things that must be done, even if you don't want to spend the money.  The old garage roof had six layers of old shingles, and the wood underneath the six layers is rotten.  Hence, the entire roof must be replaced.  Here are some pics of Roger and his nephew, Cody, taking off the old layers of shingles.