Quote of the Week, Perhaps a Bit Longer

"The biological community is a vast and complicated system for sharing and distributing the energy of the sun among a diversity of life forms." ~Martson Bates

7/11/09

Special Edition: Saving Fish...Many Fish

On Wednesday we took mom up to chicken creek, we needed to take the water off of the fields and out of the irrigation canal. Fish tend to swim into the irrigation canal and when we stop the water they get stranded and eventually die. So we spent most of our day searching for fish in the canal, catching them and transplanting them back into the main creek. It was a lot of fun and very rewarding, I think mom had a good time too. We rescued approximately 30 fish, big ones, small ones, medium ones. We caught all the ones we saw and hopefully we saw all the ones that were stranded. We stayed until all the water was pretty much gone so we should have been able to see if there were any fish that we missed while there was still water in the canal. Yay, for saving fish!

Here are some pictures from moms visit:

Mom with the aspen grove behind her.

Mom and Dan saving fish.

Ozzie doing his part to help save the fish.

Mom, Dan and Ozzie working hard to catch a fish.

Mom and Dusty taking a fish break.

Dan, mom, Dusty and Ozzie taking a fish break.

Mom looking gorgeous, surrounded by yarrow.

Done catching fish, time for some puppy love and a nap.

Ozzie enjoying some flowers in his hair.

3 comments:

danwinnemucca said...

it was fun catching fish, and very rewarding, and what an awesome visit from your mom! sweet!!!

Margery said...

I had a great time saving fish! What a beautiful place and day. You took some wonderful pictures. Love, Mom

Erin said...

what fun! i'm so glad you all got to spend some time together on the ranch. i can't wait to check it out when i get back. love you guys!!

ps, i bet the fish are thankful :)