Well we moved the ducklings into the barn last weekend. Hurricane Bill was on the way and we didn't know how that was going to turn out. It was pretty tame in the end, but hey I'm not complaining.
Also we were concerned about possible preditors and 15 vulnerable ducklings.
So now they are all safely ensconced in the barn. Its a shame in a way because it was really nice to see mum taking them out on excursions and then herding them all back to the nest for a nap every now and then. But its better for them to be safe.
We have offered our neighbour the use of a few acres of our land to run some of his cows on, as we are not using it and its better that some use is had from it.
So in he came in with his tractor the other day and started bushwacking the massively overgrown fields. The previous owner of our place hadn't touched them in years and since we have been here we havn't had the equipment to do anything with it. A lawn tractor and industrial strength strimmer just don't have the muscle.
Its good to see the fields looking decent again.
We are still waiting on a few hundred more bales of hay and our supplier is having difficulty getting it done with the uncertain weather.
It would be nice for once to go through the whole winter without running out and having the stress of finding decent hay at resonable prices in the spring.
I am not sure how much sense this entry makes as I am super tired tonight and waiting for the pics to load has sent me to slepp several times already. So I am off to bed.