||01-06-2011 01:21 PM
Dead fish, bird leavings...ugg. Makes a big clean up.
Sorry to hear about the fish kill, Dee. We used to have occasional fish die off on our farm pond. It would happen in Spring when the ice melted, the fish would float to the surface and would be blown to the downwind side of the pond.
My Dad would collect the fish (we did not have the gulls to clean up the remains) and plant them in his garden. Now this was only about a large garbage can full so you may have larger fish and more of them. I can tell you, that planting fish (like what the Indians did to grow corn) really makes your plants flourish. The issue of digging when the ground is frozen, would add to the challenge.
Your dock must be getting the full gull treatment. Ugg. Is the fish kill stretching the whole Eastern Shore line? Lets hope the fish remains are eaten, digested, floats away or sinks before it starts to smell. Good Luck with the clean up.
lying in Oxford, MD:eek: