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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Saga of Duck Village


Duck Hut #3 Before


Duck Hut #3 After - Part One
Somehow (oh, really - I know exactly how...) my original glowing vision of Duck Village is rapidly deteriorating into a hodge-podge of structures, hastily plopped in the yard and surrounded by saggy fencing.  In my first rosy imaginings, there was a neat layout of matching, charming, fetching structures, surrounded by neat fences, burbling pools, and geraniums in the window boxes.  Kidding about the window boxes, but I sort of remember seeing one in my original daydream.  The reality is downright gritty.  However, gritty though it may be, it's working for now.  Before the onset of winter (which I find myself hoping for every day now), I need to paint the huts and reinforce the front opening of #3.  I have visions of majestic columns supporting a mossy pergola (got the moss thing going) - sort of a cross between the Taj Mahal and Jefferson's Monticello.  There may be mosaics involved...

A girl can dream.

 

8 comments:

  1. In the winter (yes, Virginia, winter and cool weather will come) will the duckies have free access to the outside? We have never kept ducks over the winter (they always went to that great Freezer Camp in the sky come fall) and I don't know if they will want to tritz out and about once their little webbed feet encounter snow. What's been your experience?

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    1. When we had ducks, they seemed to get along in winter just fine.

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    2. Ditto here. When I first had ducks - many moons ago, they loved to slide down the hill on the snow!

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  2. Our ducks LOVED the snow and their feet seem just fine.

    http://crazedcattlewoman.blogspot.com/2016/01/snow-days.html

    see this video.
    I think everyone here, cat, poultry or person is fondly reminiscing about the blizzard in the link posted above! Hang in there....

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    1. Fiona, I may have to replay that video every day until September...

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  3. I think everyone is echoing your wish for winter!!
    Stay cool.

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  4. Being realistic is useful but what would we achieve without our dreams.

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  5. PS I think the dog/duck house looks like a Greek temple.

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