A day outside – fencing and cuddling cows

Spring is back again and so is the beautiful weather and sunshine.

Electric wires attachedto first part, second part to come, then normal wires
Fencing in the progress

That also means work outside can continue. Today I finished the electrical wires to the new fence – far too many wire knots to do. But the result is not bad.

Such cruisy and relaxed cows. You can cuddle up with them and hug them. I swear she was sticking her tongue out...
Cruisy Cows

It’s been a warm and lovely day and our senior cows were relaxing and laying down in the sunshine, such perfect opportunity to cuddle up close with them. Such cruisy and tame animals.

Rescue or resident ducks?

Over the last couple of weeks several female Mallard ducks have been released back into freedom. The two which we released two weeks ago have turned into a permanent resident feature.

Closeup view of a frizzle hen sitting in a wooden nisting box

Cuckoo style eggs

Contrary to Honky, our frizzle hen Fluffy has been broody for several weeks and been sitting on no eggs – chicken brains are funny. So we decided we give it a go and shoved the three duck eggs under her. She’s been a happy chicken now for two weeks and very protective on top.

4 Mellard ducks plus male and femals Paradise duck in the paddock next to a concrete water trough

Ducks teaming up

A few times in a row I have now been observing them in the paddock in the morning, making their way up the hill back to the house.
Down at the pond or on their way up they must have met our resident paradise ducks.

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