As I had extra help yesterday I decided to move the ducks to their permanent area. There is no house for them yet but they had been too long in their out of the way holding pen. Time to get them into the action – right into the corridor paddock where there is lots if foot traffic both animal and human. We set up the craziest race track in the world with pallets, and timber and buckets and the tractor and umbrellas and piece of string.
Positioning people at each turn I let the ducks out and little by little squawking and carrying on and bunched so tight it looked like a mob three legged race with 34 legs they crept around the wall of the garage and through the gate into the little field.
(the recovering walnut)
We had a few break outs when the pigs suddenly rushed over for a look but in the end all the ducks were corralled in the tin chicken tractor.
They will stay in here with lots of visitors until the know where their new home is and settle down. Already they have had more visitors than before and because thus is a small house they will get used to us being close to them.
In a week or so – depending on their behavior – they will be let out into the enclosed field and I will herd them back in here at night. Sometime this summer I hope to find a better house for the winter.
(Please excuse the doubling up of images but the new download needs to settle in and I don’t have the time to muddle with it this morning).
The bad news is there is more rain coming. I don’t mind if we miss it as I have a lot of hay to cut later this week – if all goes well. The good news is that I saw Tia is in heat, yesterday, so this gives me a date for her and Del to visit the bull. I know Del is fertile but was not sure about Tia.
I hope you have a lovely day!
Monday 0% Precip. / 0 in
Partly cloudy. High 82F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night 50% Precip. / 0.09 in
Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Low near 65F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.