Maddie and Mabel: Winter Ducks

All winter I worry about making sure Maddie and Mabel have warm, dry places to hangout. I shovel out areas, I make them stay in their coop until I believe the temperature is sufficient (usually around 27 degrees F).  I make sure they are tucked in at night before things get frigid.

So what do I see from my window today, both of them snuggled into a snow bank.

Maddie promptly ran away when I went to take a photo, but Mabel was too comfy to care.

Ducks…inscrutable.


 

 

Ducks on a Winter’s Day

Maddie and Mabel love snow. I have to shovel paths for them, so they’re not up to their eyeballs in snow, and then a patch under the bushes where they can warm their little feet. They are like little down coats, so a little snow is no deterrent to their job of patrolling and guarding the yard.


 

Overrun With Duck Eggs So I Helped The Easter Bunny Out

I haven’t dyed eggs in years… but like many, I seem to have a lot of time on hands. So I’ve been doing quite a bit cookings. I’ll probably have a blizzard of posts this weekend.

I’m overrun with duck eggs, and I boiled up a dozen in the multi-pot/instant pot last week, but as you can see, still overrun. Three ducks, two to three eggs a day adds up quickly. So I decided to dye some. Continue reading

Penelope In A Pretty Scarf

My ducks have fans.  Friend of ducks, MomSense, knitted three beautiful scarves for my ducks, each with their own color.

It went about as well as I expected – they removed them within a minute:

Here’s Mabel taking hers off.

I think I’ll do one duck, one scarf and take a photo.  It kind of stresses them out, but I bribed them with romaine lettuce and they forgave me.

There will be more…