I have noticed lately that the Muscovy ducks,
apparently quite comfortable with their new home,
have begun venturing out on morning sojourns.
It's not unusual to see them in the front pasture searching for tasty insects.
Yesterday morning, they marched past the donkeys,
who were out in the front pasture enjoying their cool morning grazing time...
and continued on to the barn...
about a football field's length away from the pond.
While at the barn, they stopped for a visit with the Nellies...
who were, of course, quite nervous at the appearance of these strangers.
The Nellies would peek out of the barn aisle,
and then go running back into their stall for safety.
They repeated this behavior several times until comfortable with the Muscovies' presence.
The Nellies, themselves, always take their own morning sojourn.
They have gotten quite bold of late and venture all over the barnyard.
The curious interchange between the two duck groups
went on for about a half hour,
as I watched from the cover of the garden.
I had been there enjoying the wealth of morning glories
who have climbed on just about every vertical surface available.
The garden is looking quite magical surrounded by its vine-covered fence.
It's fun to observe the behavior of my animal friends each morning during chore time.
With some, the routine is always the same.
For instance, each morning the pigs and sheep gather around their common gate...
waiting for it to be opened.
At which point the sheep venture into the pig yard...
and the pigs go searching the sheep yard...
for tasty apples that may have dropped onto the ground during the previous night.
The routine is the same each morning,
and no one is satisfied until the gate is opened.
These animals give me so much joy...
just watching them go about their day is magical.
Different species... tolerating each other... accepting their differences...
and coexisting in peace.
If only humans......
I am so very happy to be back on the internet once again...
and as a bonus, with a high speed service.
It no longer takes me an hour to upload blog photos!
Life is good! (in so many ways...least of all the internet.)
Have a wonderful weekend...
ours is chockfull of fun!
We'll be back Monday to share our adventures.