Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Duck Tales


 It is very dry here. It has been well over 30 days with out rain. To say we are in a drought is an understatement! The good thing is at least we are not a 100* plus like last years drought! That's life in Texas....sigh!
 The garden is a good piece from the house and there is no water out there and if it is going to survive it has to have some water! Hubby say he is going to run water out there...Hubby has been saying that for 3 years! ( I can hear a collective mmmm-hhhmmmm from all you wives out there!) I ran my own water out there by using  several water hoses connected together and this year one sprang a leak to the duck's delight! Now if you have ever had ducks you know if they have even a sprinkling of a muddy place they will work it with their little duck bills until it grows into a pond and that is what they have been working on all summer!


 Those are Crazy Daisey's babies splashing around and Butterscotch the buff runner giving us the "duck eye"!



 The ducks, I think, have unionized !  They worked hard at wallerin' out a little pond for them selves!


 All summer long the quaking of orders and the loud duck "laughs" by the foreman duck to quit lolly gagging and get back to work! These ducks are floating...their mud  hole may not be wide but it is deep!


Well...it is not exactly big enough for all the ducks at once...maybe it is a time share mud hole! Ducks! If they weren't so distracted by water they could rule the world... Bwaaahahaaha! OK, maybe not the whole world, maybe just the wet parts!

19 comments:

Tina said...

Pretty inventive aren't they? I didn't know that about ducks, actually I know nothing about ducks. lol...but always found them cute and entertaining to watch.

Doc said...

I don't know about ducks but there sure are a lot of turkeys ruling it now :o)

wayside wanderer said...

I learned something new about ducks! I didn't realize they make their own pond but that makes sense. Your duckies have great names. :D

the wild magnolia said...

I always love a little duck humor. Give ducks a pond, any size, and it seems they will be content. In summer time I'll bet it makes you wish your were a duck. Just for a few minutes!

Happy day!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

We had a pair of geese for a bit, and loved them but never ducks, yours are darling.

LindaG said...

That is so great! I love your ducks. Have a great day! :)

Pricilla said...

I had no idea they were so induckstrious....

polly's path said...

quite the water feature they have made for themselves out there! And I can't believe how huge Crazy Daisy's babies have gotten!!!!

Sharon said...

They sure look happy, like ducks in water!

Jabacue said...

Never knew ducks did that! Clever little critters they are! They would probably FREAK OUT if there was a RAIN storm!
Jim

Texan said...

Oh I love your ducks! It makes me miss ours... but till we figure out a way to keep them safe...maybe a pen over by the pond and maybe they would go in the pen at night...will have to talk to the honeyman about a pen! Ducks are so fun! Love your colored ones! Ours were white.

Teresa said...

They certainly do look like they are enjoying themselves! I just love duckies!

texwisgirl said...

Hi there! I found your blog hen-pecking thru the Texas Blogging Gals list and just signed up to follow the antics of your cute duckies and goaties and everything else you have at your place! I hope you get some rain!

Nekkid Chicken said...

Awe they are too cute for boots. LOL

Lin said...

Hee! Hee! I love those ducks! I like how they work for what they want. Go DUCKS!

Verde Farm said...

So glad I found your blog! I follow you on twitter and didn't know you had a blog too. Can't wait to read more :)
Amy

Tales from the Trails said...

I feel you on the rain. I am afraid to see our water bill, ugh. Love those duckies.

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Billie said...

From Papaw,
read the blog to him, says thanks he appreciates the pictures, he had to squint to see as he can only see from right eye. He enjoys your blog very much.He has had me chceking in everyday to see if you had goatie heaven(Papaw word)pictures up yet.