While I washed all the winter blankets (by hand… not fun!), Abe took the boys to a spot where he’d seen a bunch of duckweed. They easily filled up a big bottle of the water dwelling plant. We have been meaning to do this for a long, but somehow never got around to it.
In perfect conditions, duckweed can double its volume in 48 hours (at this time of year, when it’s colder, it should do that every week). It offers the fish something to hide beneath, and it’s pretty.
We are currently working on the barn tank’s roof, to cut back on evaporation and keep the water warmer. Little by little, our fish are getting a nicer home.