Well it only took 24 hours after bringing the ducks home before we lost one to a pesky fox.
Keeping our eyes peeled for other critters… It may be time to get a dog!
We have kept a bustling schedule the past week, what with closing on the farm, moving truckload after carload, painting and of course the time we spend sitting in the middle of the floor pinching each other and waiting to find out this is only a dream.
We spent the first afternoon in the new house eating Brie and sipping a bottle of Dom Perignon sitting on our back deck looking out over the pond and loving every second of it. We are nowhere near close to moving in but the movers come today to get the rest of the furniture and we will unpack our PODS over the next few weeks. Slowly we will get there. Had to paint first… trust me… HAD to paint. Well, Eric had to paint, I have lost my painting privileges because I am just so lousy at it but I have kept busy.
Saturday we worked at the NC State Fair and I sent Eric to the chicken tent to check out what they had…….
We are now the proud owners of an Olde English Gamecock and two hens. The rooster we have named Lord Harold Liam Chaucer of Durham and the ladies are Beatrice and Millicent. The first night we had them, the book said that if they do not roost to put them up there. Thank goodness there were no cameras rolling. It must have looked like something out of Benny Hill (minus all the boobies and soundtrack)! It was quite exhilarating, terrifying and exhausting all at the same time!
It is a touch after 6am and I have been up for over an hour waiting on the sun. Not even a hint of it yet. I think I will just go out and work on their outdoor enclosure before work so they can get out and stretch their legs and tail feathers today. You know what they say, “a farmers’ work is never done”. So true.