We have all heard that spending time watching fish can have health benefits, but did you know that DONATING money to non-profits that help people (and their Koi!) can actually lower your blood pressure? The first studies suggested that donating time to help others made people healthier, but then it was proved that giving money actually caused a significant reduction in blood pressure! Before presenting the article, I thought I would mention that K.O.I. is a 501c3 Not-For-Profit group, and that all donations are tax deductible! Here's the link in order to donate:
So here's the double-whammy - take a course from K.O.I. - learn something new which will help your Koi, and then share your knowledge with other Koi keepers - then you get both health benefits for having supported K.O.I., and of helping others! Read the full article about the research by clicking on the picture or title...
This elementary school teacher teaches children how to draw Koi! And it will work for you too! Follow the pictoral instructions by clicking on this article's title or picture. From: http://elementaryartfun.blogspot.com/2012/05/koi-fish.html
These beautiful goldfish-shaped teabags make a strong case for the tasteful (and tasty) presentation for using a tea bag rather than an infuser.
The tea bags don’t look like much before the hot water has been added, but once they’re submerged and colored by the tea within, they really do look like goldfish! Find out where you can buy them and see more pics by clicking on the title or picture. Note - The nice folks at creativeteabags have offered a SPECIAL 20% DISCOUNT for K.O.I. ONLY! See the full article to take advantage of the discount...
K.O.I. not only provides your BEST source for "Science, Not Hearsay" - regarding the Koi hobby, but we also have lots of neat stuff for sale! This pic shows our K.O.I. booth at PNKCA. Not only can you become a K.O.I. member and get the "K.O.I. Guide" for FREE (members also have access to K.O.I. Group Buys of items that are very helpful for Koi keeping!), but you can purchase courses on all aspects of Koi keeping and learn from experts! The K.O.I. store sells Duncan Griffith's excellent book "Step by Step Diagnosis and Treatment" as well as K.O.I. enameled pins (for you pin collectors out there!), K.O.I. patches, and even Koi hats, hand crocheted and way too much FUN to wear to your local Koi club or event! Stop by the K.O.I. booth and pick up your FREE tote-bag - WE CAN HELP! Check out the K.O.I. On-Line store by clicking on the "Store" tab at the top of the page: www.koiorganisationinternational.org.
Yes, we ARE trying to keep the FUN in Koi keeping! Clearly someone had too much time - but I love it! I wonder how many balloons it took? It must be enormous!
Thanks SO MUCH to Syd Mitchell - all the way from England!, Ken Autin and Spike Cover for making the Lab SO MUCH FUN! We were saturated, and a bit silly by the end!
!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right