Goyang Koifarm: First early Koi selection. Last weeks some 2 million Koi eggs have hatched at the Goyang Koifarm. All the little fishes are swimming in the mud pounds. Now It's time to make a fist, very early selection. I am very happy to look at how Kim Young Soo is doing this. Watching and … Continue reading Goyang Koifarm early selecting Koi
Koibreeding at the Goyang Koifarm 2020 writer Hugo J. Smal To get the whole story The breeding season has started! Ad the Goyang Koifarm the spawning is done. Kim Young Soo did put a lot of dedication, time and energy in it. It's not that difficult to let the Koi spawn. Simply put a woman with … Continue reading Breeding Goyang Koi farm 2020
Mickey Paulssen drawing portrait step by step Although Mickey did not learn to draw portraits at the academy she loves to do that. And that's how she did get the feeling of it: just to do. On this page, you find the making of the portrait of Kim Young Soo (C.E.O of the Baedagol theme … Continue reading The drawning of potrait Kim Young Soo
Go Sanke, most important written by Hugo J. Smal During the Japanese Edo period (1603 - 1867), the successive Shoguns (rulers of military castes) always came from three closely related families: Mito, Kishu and Owan. They are known as Tokugawa Go-Sanke, which are considered the most important genera of the period. As a tribute to … Continue reading Koi varieties, an introduction
Food: not only the fish but the total environment. Written by Hugo J. Smal I don't know what's more fun. Buy or feed Koi. I already went into buying the beauties. You can find the story "Buying is more than counting." So now the focus on feeding. Daily quality time with your fish. The moment … Continue reading Food for thought
A good start is half the work. Written by Hugo J. Smal There is a lot to discuss how best to build a koi pond. Every advanced koi lover has his thoughts on this (which, incidentally, are quickly elevated to dogmas) and tricks that are often worth taking over. Visiting many koi ponds is therefore … Continue reading A reliable Koi pond.
Learn to buy Koi, you will love it! Written by: Hugo J. Smal Images Toen Feyen Is there a manual for buying koi? Assessing koi is more than just adding up. I have withdrawal symptoms! Working at the Goyang Koi farm means that I'm not buying Koi but must help to cell them. And celling … Continue reading Assessing koi is more than just adding up!
Kim Young Soo was very enthusiastic. New Nishikigoi from Japan means a lot of work. But it means also a lot of joy. First, the quarantine ponds had to be prepared. In this case four. Two for the fish and two as a buffer for the water changes. The water must be treated so that … Continue reading The breeding season has started!
Robin, oil on canvas painted by Mickey Paulssen When Mickey Paulssen took the photo, she thought of Rembrandt: the colours, the Clair obscure. For example, how would he have dealt with the light of a cell phone? After all, it is so totally different than the glow of a candle or oil lamp. Making … Continue reading Robin, oil on canvas
Korean ceramics 한국 도자기 The Mantifang is a big fan of Korean pottery. We like the wonderful artist who dedicates their lives to this art more understanding, greater public and a good life! Here a great blog about it. During the nearly five centuries of the Koryô dynasty (918--1392), celadon was the main type of … Continue reading Korean Ceramics