Logic? But… Ducklings!!!

There are a slew of logical reasons why having animals is a pain in the behind and no sane person should ever want to keep a menagerie like we have.

But yesterday I got to wake Clara and Jane up by introducing them to a baby duck that hatched overnight.

And then today, my birthday, another hatched.

Logic and sanity be dammed…

…raising animals is the best!



Z is for… Zip Tie

I’m fairly convinced that most projects can be accomplished with nothing but the cunning use of zip ties.

This line of zip ties is, cunningly, attaching panels of light weight, small holed fencing over the top of the hog panels that my dad used to make my new, fantastic mobile duck and goose house.

The double layer of wire will be strong and has small enough openings to keep, as my husband calls them, rotten ____ ____ ____ raccoons, from getting in. (Fill in the blanks as you please, but if it’s a word that’s complimentary or something you could say in front of a 3-year old, it’s probably not the word that goes there.)

Just a few more finishing touches (insulation and a tarp over the top) and we will be ready to move the birds in!


…And this completes my month of photo blogging through the alphabet! 


D is for… Dabbling Duck

This weather is for the birds ducks!

Today it “snowed”.

And by “snowed” I mean that the rain turned to suspiciously thick rain, turned to sleet, turned to giant clumps of snow that disappeared into the puddles and the mud on the ground.

For awhile it looked like soggy kleenex was falling from the sky.

Yeah, “Yuck,” is what I thought too.

It’s a good thing I have ducks so I can see something appreciate this kind of weather!



I am photo blogging through the alphabet this month with…