Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sweet Dude! Street Find!

Just had an awesome street find! 

Two humongous glass jars (similar to massive, lidless cookie jars- about 14" tall X 8" across) sitting innocently on the sidewalk, waiting for a lass like me to saunter past and find them. Well, BINGO!

Because now I've got them in my kitchen, and I've got to figure out what to do with them. I'm thinking terrarium project would be the obvious option, but I'm a tiny bit tempted to get goldfish and put them on the kitchen island.

Is it unethical to use living things as decorative accents?

Because two goldfish in two huge glass jars might add just the SPLASH of orange my kitchen island is lacking...

I'll have to give that some thought. For instance, what kind of maintenance do goldfish require? I'm looking for something slightly less hard to kill than a ruddy cactus. (The fact that Jules and William have survived this long at my negligent hands defies all odds.) And who would feed them on the weekends?

I am NOT bringing one dog, one baby, one husband, and TWO goldfish back and forth from the country every weekend!

Of that I am sure.

1 comment:

  1. Ok... I am practically a goldfish expert since I had two for about 8 or 9 years. They started out black and orange (going for an Asian look) and one reverted to totally orange and one turned white and orange. No idea why although the place their aquarium sat initially was next to a white wall. [Ok. So I don't know ALL the mysteries of goldfish.]. First, you need a gallon of water per fish. You can pretty it up with gravel and a little plastic plant-life. The deal is, to clean the water, which you have to do, you don't take the fish out -cuz you can injure the scales chasing them around with the fish net - so, in your case, you can probably just tip out about a third of the water and add clean. You can use tap water and add a product that treats the water so it's safe for the fish. Then, the main thing is DON'T overfeed! The extra food just sits and rots, making icky stuff grow on the sides of the glass and on the "plant" life. Look at your fish often, to enjoy them and also to watch for infections on their skin surfaces which can be treated with various products. They Do take work. But you can leave three day feeders in the water if you take off for a week- end. And they are wonderful to watch! This all sounds like a downer... But you may as well have the "work" news up front. I love having them around! They are really fun to watch.