Blowing very hard out there today, and rained a good part of it.
Now it's finally 40 degrees... on the 18th of April!
Seems like we should be seeing more spring-like weather, doesn't it?
I took this picture over at Troy and Kathy's a little while ago:
'It's a wild duck, a drake, I'm assuming, because of his bold black and white coloring. I could not get closer, he flew away just after I snapped the picture. He may be one of the small ducks I've been seeing on ponds around here lately.
Despite the cold, I decided to refill the Plastic Pond.
The ducks know what that means, and come as soon as they see me with the hose. I took the nozzle off so it would fill fast in the cold.
They literally barrelled into it.
While the chickens enjoyed some clean water in their fortex.
The ducks foul this, too, but the chickens have a clean waterer inside.
The neighbor's pond is coming up, little by little. You can tell by the bank how deep it has been in previous years. Troy told me the other day he has seen four very big fish in there.
And their beautiful Bradford Pear was a pleasure to photograph!
I am hoping we are to have a little sun tomorrow, it will be good to see!
Our prayers are with our brothers and sisters in Texas tonight... for those who again are suffering due to a natural disaster, one for which they could not be prepared. We hope they can cope through this next few days as they determine the fate of their missing loved ones.
That's it tonight from Calamity Acres.
PS... one more picture.. I forgot....
these are two duck eggs... from Cinnamon and Spice...
one laid a goose-sized egg today! Still dirty from the outside:
Laid on the deck while I filled the pool. My gosh, I don't know how the duck got the big one out!