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Happy Ducks

Along with our multitude of chickens. I think we are up to 50+ now, and we have some on order. We also have 12 ducks. We had to limit ourselves to the 12 since we have not finished the pond. We have a surogant pond, that is a galvanized steel tub. We also refer to it as our hillbilly pond.

The last couple of times that it has started to look strange I have filled a three gallon bucket, bucket by bucket to water other plants. It is a very time consuming and labor intensive job to say the least. One of the times my mom helped me. When she came to visit from Indianapolis. She was exhausted the next day.

This last time I cleaned out the “hillbilly pond” the ducks would not go back in the water. In fact the next day they were so mad that they wouldn’t even come out of their house. I was a little fearful they would pass away from the heat. I took they some lettuce, and some water so maybe they would come back out of their house. Finally, they came out of their house. Now, since I had to clean twice I am anxiously awaiting to see the ducks happy again….like this…

Ducks/Contessa
Ducks/Contessa
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The New Chapter

The new chapter of our life has pages being added by the day. This week, I have been really busy with the property. We have had the record breaking cold here in our area. So, heaters have been checked, water checked, and then I also have a remodel underway as well.

In addition we have three birthdays, and Christmas to take care of too. This week we have furniture that is being delivered, so we have to organized more rooms. Which in turn means that I have more rooms that look like home, instead of boxes still waiting to find a place to call home.

Today we went to the gun show, yes guns. I love Barretta’s! I like to look for the antique ones, or the Ducks Unlimited shotgun. I like to target practice. We have a little range for practice.

We loaded up our chicken coop from Cal-Ag, in the back of our pick up truck. We unloaded it with the fork life. So, in the spring I will have some “subjects”. LOL! We are going to have a little chicken community and name our little community “Rockridge”, the area where we lived in the Bay Area.

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