Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

April 21, 2016

Out and About

It was a cool (+3C) morning, but sunny, so a walk was in order.
Drake Common Merganser

These were the first that I have seen this spring. They looked to be in good shape.

Hen Common Merganser
 There is an old recipe on how to cook and prepare these ducks for the table. First you get a large pot, put the duck in it and add about a 4 pound piece of granite (rock). You then boil for about 3 hours. When the rock is tender, you throw the duck away and eat the rock. It works for other fish ducks also.

This pair will probably end up nesting fairly close to town.

I couldn't resist taking a photo of the first green thing in the beaver pond. It's a wonder that it hasn't been eaten!

This beaver pond was built in 4 steps with each step being about 6 feet deep. It goes back a long ways and holds a humongous amount of water!

The apple trees are starting to bud out and there were actually several lady bugs out already.

The first Robin of the year, in the back yard. Spring is here! You can't fool a Robin!

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