Small Fish, Small Pond


OUTTAKE-July 2011

Photography Irvin Serrano 

At the turn of the century, this pond next to one of the oldest homes in South Berwick used to be an active stream until it was dammed up in the 1950s. Today, it’s a watery playground for the homeowners’ children. “When we bought the house,we noticed the pond was stocked with small bass. We bought the little rowboat for our kids so they could fish,” says the homeowner. The pond is also home to frogs, a snapping turtle, and a pair of mallard ducks nicknamed Bob and Shiver. In the winter, it turns into the family’s own personal ice-skating rink.

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