Thursday, June 13, 2013

Around the ranch

We had a pretty rainbow last night but no rain. The neigbor rancher's cows graze our front lawn. Very energy efficient mowers. We're down to our last two ducks, two females who are still laying. We lost three to predators, one to heat exhaustion, gave away Scarlett's hatch two years ago and a couple of Mallard Drakes. As far as I know Harney Duck is still on a farm in Spray.  The bees are bringing in pollen and nectar, I'm not sure from where because we don't have much of a bloom in this dry year. And Monday morning Ditzie Hen hatched five chicks. She started with ten, two disappeared, one was a dud and two were developed but never made it out of the egg.  Such is life on the farm. Happy Summer to one and all!

Black Beauty and Scarlet, our last two ducks

Our newest bee hive

Five chicks hatched June 10

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