W = Wednesday = Water

W = Wednesday = Water Day = this is the only way I remember what I am supposed to be doing in the week.  I have the brain of a hen, otherwise.

Despite the drizzly weather, as today began with a W, I knew I had to empty, clean and renew all the water buckets.

Including the “swimming pool” by the shed.

The dogs waited patiently while I did all this.  They went for their walk later.

I scrubbed and washed the Minions’ food bowls first.

Then I cleaned the water buckets and refilled them. It’s a long heavy hose a long way from the tap hence why it is only done once a week.

Then I did the same for the Old Ladies’ water supply too.

No one was grateful or even noticing, which made my life easier.

Next, I returned everything to its rightful place.

And no doubt, it will all be rearranged by tomorrow morning!

Once done, I rolled up the massive and heavy hose and put it back in its home.

All the ducks had clean water too – though, they have that daily.

“Luke, I am your father!”

And Mr Ducky is now father to three more ducklings who have not come out of their nest yet so off we go again on trying to catch them and their mother to relocate them to a safer, less worrying place.

It never stops.

5 thoughts on “W = Wednesday = Water

  1. Judith

    I’m glad you have a way of remembering; it makes life easier. I’ve been improving (I hope) our little pond today. The difference isn’t noticeable but I think it is better because I’ve dug in more edge shelving so I can add more plants. I’ll also have to do some more planting around the outside tomorrow. There’s a lot of soil ready to slip into the pond If I don’t and that’s a no-no. Apparently if there is too much rich soil in the water lots of algae will grow and starve the pond of oxygen. I also need more demersibles, as I think they’re called – plants that float in the water and keep it oxygenated. I’m just learning, so I try to follow what others say on a wildlife pond group that I’ve joined on Facebook. The good news is I’ve found some tiny water snails in the pond today and they eat algae, I’m told. Well, at my age I have to take my excitement where I can find it. And even better, I see birds having baths in there.

  2. Jacqueline

    Just love reading your writing every morning over breakfast. No matter how small the jobs you have to do are, you do each with such care and take the time needed. No rushing to get to the next more seemingly important job. True, it does ‘never stop’ but this is real life.


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