We've got some exciting updates on the gorgeous backyard pond project we’ve been working on with John and Lisa from KGTropicals that we can't wait to share with you. They’ve put the finishing touches on the pond, including mulch, gravel, plants, and even some more rocks. This space is really starting to come alive, and we love seeing the progress John and Lisa have made.
From Abandoned Pond to Thriving Oasis
But the biggest news of all? We've finally added the fish to the pond! And let me tell you, getting these little swimmers was quite the adventure. You see, John and Lisa had a vision for this pond to be a rescue endeavor, and boy was it. We literally rescued these fish from an abandoned pond and gave them a brand new home. It's a true rescue story that we couldn't be happier about. John's excitement was palpable when he said, "I had no idea we would end up with a scenario this perfect. Like an actual rescue where we're pulling them out of, quite literally, the sewer and putting them in this brand new pond. I couldn't be happier." And we couldn't either, John!
“I had no idea we would end up with a scenario this perfect. Like an actual rescue where we're pulling them out of, quite literally, the sewer and putting them in this brand new pond. I couldn't be happier.” - John
Welcoming 28 Fish to the Pond
Now, let's talk numbers. After about two weeks in their new environment, the fish are settling in nicely. To our surprise, John and Lisa ended up with a grand total of 28 fish - four pretty large Koi and a whopping 24 goldfish. Wow, right? We certainly weren't expecting that many fish. When the owner of the home with the abandoned pond reached out to us, she estimated that there were maybe around 10 fish in there. However, due to the murky water, it was impossible to know just how many were hidden beneath the surface.
Exploring the Idea of a Second Pond
Now, we understand that having so many fish in one pond might sound a bit crowded. And guess what? We totally agree! But don’t worry, John and Lisa are brainstorming ways to resolve this issue, and the idea of creating a second pond might just be the perfect solution! A second pond would not only provide more space for their new fish friends, but it would also add an extra dimension to their backyard oasis.
A Crowded Pond with Love
But, let's get back to the present for a moment. What were we supposed to do with all those goldfish that we rescued? John and Lisa couldn't bear the thought of leaving them behind. It's just not in their nature. They wanted to give these fish a good home, even if it meant a slightly crowded pond for now. Remember, it's a much better life for them than what they were living before.
Naming Their New Fish Friends
Now, let's talk names. They have four huge koi swimming around in the pond, and two of them are kohakus. As for the other two, we are unsure of their exact breed. However, John being the thoughtful guy he is, decided to name them Greg, Ed, Micah, and Jim as a way to say thank you to the team that helped bring this pond to life. What an honor and a kind gesture!
All in all, we are so grateful for the opportunity we had to be a part of this rescue pond build. It was such a pleasure to work with John and Lisa on this journey. Be sure to connect with us on YouTube to witness the beauty of this backyard koi pond firsthand!
About Easton Outdoors
We started out as the neighborhood lawn boys – a group of high school friends trying to make some pocket change. It soon became more. We realized how much we enjoyed landscaping. Over the years, we've transformed hundreds of properties, beautified countless landscapes, and made many homeowners proud. This has become our passion!