It’s official. Just before bed last night it was quite clear that Nick’s drake feather popped. Was 99% sure, because of his quack, he was a boy – but didn’t want to make assumptions. Not one of my ducks sounds the same, so figured no reason not to wait until we had a definitive answer.
Without further ado, here are Nick and his drake feather:
So it’s officially Nick and Nora. If they open their own detective agency, I’m sure it’ll make a good story…
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Despite rushing to pack and get last-minute stuff done for the housesitter, I managed to capture the duckteens playing “stop the sprinkler.”
I walked outside and startled a huge hawk that was sitting on the roof, watching the ducks. When it flew off, the duckteens completely freaked out. Took a while before Nora stopped yelling.
I figured I’d better post some photos since y’all have been asking:
I’ve been trimming up the lilacs and making a big pile of branches. The dogs think this is their own personal stash of sticks. Continue reading
Having a little fun with mud puddles today.
Followed up by snacks
They don’t hang out near the patio as much as Maddie and Mabel, but this morning they thought they’d check in.
Despite dire warnings of a very, very cold Mother’s Day, I planted about half of my tomatoes today. They were getting leggy and I worried they’d be difficult for my petsitter to take care of while I’m away. The water tents should keep them safe. These five are all San Marzano.
The other three tomatoes will have to wait for friends to bring over their walls-of-water and some pots. They’re moving this summer, so no garden. It was decided I’d plant enough for all of us. Excited to have my little garden be a “co-op.”
I’m leaving the peppers inside until I’m sure it will be warm enough, even though I have walls-of-water for them, too. Ground is still unseasonably cold.
The front yard is looking stunning with all the bulbs (this is but a few). None of which I planted and all survived the cardboard/mulch arrangement. Actually, they seemed to thrive.
That’s it for now. On the road for the rest of the week, but I’ll check in with any fun recipes we might make along the way.
Well, not exactly “just like that.” It’s been some work and a lot of worry on my part. But this is real progress: