We returned last evening from a whirlwind trip to Charlotte, N.C.
We flew down Friday evening to spend the weekend with one of the
"kids", Ryan and his girlfriend.
We hiked and visited and dined...basically packing as much
activity into the weekend as possible.
It was a great quick get-a-way from early morning chores
and farm work.
Unfortunately, it leaves me with no "story" for today.
I do have a little update for you, however.
We've had a big thaw after several days of 60 - 70 degree weather
(unfortunately it is back into the 30's and 40's now).
The pond is no longer frozen....and the ducks are very happy.
At least 17 of the ducks are happy.
Sadly, though, number 18 has gone missing.
I fear he has fallen prey to a hungry animal.
Up to this point, I was so happy that all 18 ducks had made it
almost a whole year.
Oh well...I guess it could be worse.
Such is life on the farm.
We try everything possible to keep our animals healthy and alive...
yet, nature has a way of weeding them out.
On a lighter note,
we have been aware that there has been a visitor to our
200+ year old log cabin.
Although we keep it locked and under video surveillance,
we still manage to get an occasional visitor or squatter.
Bet that's not what you expected, now, is it????
Have a wonderful Monday.
We will be spending our day doing a bit of late winter
cutting down the tall grasses,
cleaning up fallen limbs,
cleaning out bluebird houses,
and all of the other normal farm chores.