Friday, January 16, 2015

The Duck Spa


We have a small stream running through the back section of our lot, and more times than not, it has water flowing through it.  As you can see in my current header photo, the ducks love it.  When we fenced off our animal yard, we had to come up with a solution to bridge the stream yet still let water flow.  This was our solution.


It has worked well to keep everyone on their side of the fence, for the most part.  However, just on the other side of this fence is a lovely little pool of water.  It's shady and inviting.


It taunts the ducks, so they push aside the welded wire to partake.


Yes, we could screw down the welded wire along the bottom.  But really, how can I refuse entry to the duck spa?  Duckie Dale has to look handsome for the ladies.  

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Sometimes he takes the ladies one at a time into this private alcove, but that's a video not fit for this blog so we won't go there.

Happy homesteading,

Candace

6 comments:

  1. I love that last bit! What a perfect duck habitat.

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    1. Yes, this is a PG blog. They love it over there. The chickens go over into the woods to forage too.

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  2. Ducks are great! We had 2 years ago and they were such a blast...

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    1. Hi, Nancy. Ducks are great, a bit of a handful at times, but great nonetheless.

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  3. So cute about the ducks. We've never had them because Dan thinks he doesn't like ducks. I say he just hasn't met the right duck yet. :)

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    1. I really do like having them. The are very gentle and unassuming. Well, gentle until you see them mate. LOL!

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