The Koi barrel

Well hello again! Today we set our rain barrel up with a mosquito defense team. 

We went over to the pet store and picked up some feeder goldfish. One dozen to be exact. These guys are in charge of fertilizing the rain water, and making sure mosquitoes do not get out of control. 

For small harmless fish they have a voracious appetite the barrel was clear of the mosquito larva within the first hour. 

The neat thing is, if you watch them they all have unique markings. The plan is to pasture these guys in the rain barrel during the summer months and in the winter they will run the aquaponics setup and grow food in the winter months. 

Stay tuned I’m positive there will be more updates soon.

Until next time…

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