In the hoophouse, inside the coldframe is a 50 gallon barrel of water. Used through the winter to keep this small area warm, it has suddenly become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. In other parts of the farm the ducks eat every mosquito/hatchling..but we can't allow the livestock in the garden area, as they will eat the tender green shoots of every vegetable we are growing.
Later today a trip to the local pet store will occur. A few fish "feeder goldfish" will be purchased..usually 8 for $1..and then go right into each submerged, home made pond inside the garden area. And the mosquito problem will be no more.
When the rain barrels go in for rain storage off the hoophouse roof we will go back to get 160 of these fish..two each per barrel..so they each have a companion..
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