Without our knowledge, we hosted a standing room only party in our pond for the area storks and egrets. They cleaned out our Tilapia. The Moose subsequently had to create a netting roof over the top. So far so good on that account. We have plenty of fish. (knock on wood)
Of course a few weeks ago we lost the entire group of Hooligans. A predator chewed through the roof and killed them all. We spent three weekends putting on a metal roof. That's done, and so far no other attempts on the new flocks lives have been made. (knock on wood)
Just when we hope things will start going our way, we discovered our hive of bees, empty. It appears they were robbed. Dead bee bodies everywhere, and a chaotic swarm of bees, signs of a robbery in progress. By this time it was too late. We opened up the hive, no workers, very little brood, and no queen. They put up a good fight, but there just weren't enough of them to hold off the masses.
It's back to square one, and another delay in realizing our sweet dreams of honey. We'll likely have to wait until next spring to get another colony. It seems to be one thing after another and I'm just plain tired. I'm usually the optimistic type, but right now the glass is half empty.