There are risks to letting the birds free-range during the day.
Two ducks disappeared.
Nothing was left of them but a few feathers in the falling snow.
There are risks.
But I like to think it’s about the quality of life.
Between the legions of furry, sharped-toothed animals and the freezer, many of our ducks won’t live long. But they’ll all live well.
And that makes all the difference.
For those of you who have been wondering, the ducks do fine in the winter. They always can go in and out of their house and on very cold sunny days they usually sit inside soaking up the rays coming through the windows. But, as you can see, even when it’s snowing, they’d rather be outside.