Honestly, I was only going to post these pictures, and share that we have a small tank full of tadpoles, some rocks, sand, plants, tiny swimmmy things. Neat and simple. Then I remembered that this moment is more significant, that it marks the fulfillment of a promise I made to Max. Then I realized that we have a long frog-love history with Alex and Max. So, I found myself in a Chickenblog archive search, nostalgically revisiting some frog & toad moments from our past.
This time we got it right, which was a happy thing, and also a relief. We know that frogs are essential to a healthy natural environment, and their absence is an indicator of an environment in danger. The hundreds of healthy Pacific Tree Frog tadpoles we found in the quiet eddy at the creek's edge, made us smile.
It took a few years to do this... but it feels good taking the time to do it right.