Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Pond life - Iced over
I have been away for a few days over Christmas and the weather forecast was for cool and wet but no worse. But today I got back to find that it had been snowing and the temperature had reached minus 4 degrees. The pond is completely iced over. This might not have been anything to worry about but I had left the pump circulating the water and I am worried that it would freeze up and burn out the motor. It seems to have survived though by keeping the water moving below the ice sheet. The new plants seem happy enough and there is still snow all around them.