One of the things of interest about having a pond is all the activity that happens if you sit and watch it long enough. One of things I enjoyed this summer was watching the fish of different sizes jumping out of the water constantly. However, once the work on the pond started another reason surfaced (pardon the pun). Eddie told me that when he arrived one day that he could see a mink (or two) darting around in a fallen tree on the far side of the pond. As minks are cousins to sea otters, it is natural that they would playfully swim in and around their home. Then, while I was talking to Eddie, 4 raccoons started exploring the tree in the daylight.
When I told Pat about the mink(s), she wondered aloud how many minks it takes to make a stole?