I have been struggling to feed the ducks as certain sheep (‘Bert and ‘Ster) have discovered there is different food about and of course they want it.
So, I asked fellow sheep-owners if they had ducks and, if so, what was the best method of keeping them apart from sheep during feeding time.
And this is the answer – the ducks can come and go through the lower bars, that are wider, while sheep cannot. Happy days.
Ducks = food
Boyzenberries = no duck food
After breakfast, I decided to make the ducky-wuckies a pond out of half an old mussel float. There is water everywhere but they are not exploring yet.
I submerged it in the ditch that has grown over and built a little ramp of stones for getting on and off.
Edna came over for a drink.
And Madge supervised.
Once filled, I went and herded the ducks towards their new pond.
And they hated it, refusing to even look or give it the time of day.
They went back to sitting by their house – the favourite spot.
I tried a few more attempts at herding.
Look, look, look – I made you a pond.
They walked politely around it with one even managing to fly over it! Why I bother.
So I gave up, went away and did something more constructive. A little while later I crept down to see Mr Wucky in the pond!!!!
He didn’t like me watching him bathe.
But he had a lovely time and later they all had a dip, one at a time, taking it in turns and queuing politely.
Ducks: got a duck pond
So now the Ducky-Wuckes are beautiful and clean.
I could watch them for hours.
They are so pretty.
The colours, the patterns.
I am feeling very pleased with myself today. I have achieved.