The ducks have started laying eggs again, so it must be spring! These are all Maddie’s. About a dozen so far. Mabel just began laying this morning, so I will soon be overrun. Two eggs a day doesn’t sound like much, but they add up quickly.
Their original pool finally sprung a leak, and even though they have a bigger pool they have shunned, it was time to find them a new pool.In the winter. When normal people are not looking for a kiddie pool. Luckily, Ace Hardware had pools out in their storage area and were willing to schlep out there for me. So I rewarded them and bought two. They are a bit bigger than their original one, but still small enough they can jump in and out.
They HATE having their picture taken. It doesn’t matter what I point at them, camera or phone, they run away. I tried bribing them with lettuce, it worked for a moment. Then they dash off. I moved the lettuce to where they ran and tried snapping them from stalker range.
And even this was too close for them and they ran off again. I gave up and left them to their snacking without paparazzi.
For those wondering, I have not been successful at convincing them peas are edible.
They are still a joy to have running around the yard. And the only pets who earn their keep in bug removal and providing eggs.