Russian Village: We Explore the Huge Carp Lake Pumps…

A few days ago I said that they were working on the pumps to fill the lakes. They got the pumps going and now all the lakes are filling for the carp crop. The hatchery lakes are full, the fingerling lakes are full and now the big lakes are being filled. The frogs are coming out of winter hibernation by the millions and they are singing their songs of love…

So here are two pictures of the huge pump system and my best buddies in the whole world: Sveta and Boza…

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Pulling water from the Russian river called Para…

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Sveta and Boza: My Buddies in crime…

I could see where they had rebuilt both the pump motor and the pump itself. They had new gaskets and parts all over them. Looks like we will have fish again this year. They do a huge business in farm raised carp. During the season, there is hundreds of trucks with water tanks on the back, coming and going from the farm. These trucks buy fish and then drive to the small villages around and sell carp on the side of the road in the center of the village. The carp is a highly coveted fish in Russia and I have to say that the carps that are given to us by the locals, are really a tasty treat…

These farm lakes bring back memories of the catfish farms that I use to run around on as a little monkey. I know that I use to bring home some really huge catfish and grandma would get out the cornmeal and we would have a delicious meal that night. I knew all the places that the big cats gathered and they could be caught by hand. Yes I was a rotten monkey when I grew up. Everything was fair game in the world. The guys who ran the catfish farms figured if a 6 year old could catch and carry two catfish as big as he is, then more power to me… 🙂

So this whole village area brings back wonderful memories for me…

I just love Russia…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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