Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring Visitors

Our backyard used to flood every time we had a lot of rain. Sometimes if it happened in the fall, we'd get a cold snap and it would freeze and the kids would have an impromptu skating rink. We put some drain tiles in to help deal with the water, but still, in the spring when the snow melts, and it rains a lot before the ground is thawed, the back of our yard gets flooded. It doesn't usually stick around long these days. This year, for the first time, it provided a resting place for a couple of days for a mated pair of migrating ducks. .

The dogs and cats were in a frenzy, but these were savvy ducks, and they soon realized that the animals were not in love with the idea of getting wet, so as long as they stayed in the middle of the pond, they were safe!
They're gone now ... but we sure had a good time watching them for a couple of days!!


Shari said...

So sorry about your uncle. He was certainly well loved and will be greatly missed. My sympathies to you and your family.

The ducks are cute. We have them here but they don't migrate and they're used to animals and kids and people and being fed!

Roast lamb is very yummy. I'm sure it will turn out just fine. Once my girls discovered mint sauce, they put it on all their meats! My mother-in-law makes her own mint sauce from her own mint, hot water and vinegar and sugar (recipe uncertain - she's very secretive!)

Hope have a good Easter with family and friends...

Hugs - Shari

Sara said...

Beautiful ducks...I love animals - so, I would have had a blast watching them.

Lurline said...

Nice sort of visitors to enjoy!
Hugs - Lurline♥

prashant said...

The ducks are cute.
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