This is how my fishkeeping hobby began. In the summer of 2009 I built a small pond in my backyard and added a few Shubunkin Goldfish. I love to peer down off of my deck and watch them swim. As an added bonus the pond tends to attract all kinds of interesting animals. I've had two giant crawdads, multiple frogs, a small army of dragonflies, and one Common Garter Snake call this little pond home, at least for a brief period of time.