Oh, I forgot to mention how much the fish enjoyed the gardening - they got to eat a bunch of grubs and mealworms that we pulled out of the soil. The soil we put back into the garden is hopefully free of grubs. It got lots of attention from birds while it was on the tarp, so I'm hoping.
And the other fun thing yesterday was the toads - I found a toad in among the dirt on the tarp and threw him out 'cause I didn't want to step on him, and then later we saw another one heading toward the sun porch in the yard. No wonder the garter snakes like our yard!
But really, the toads were very cute and I really hope the snakes don't get all of them.