Hay and Straw are the necessities of life

At first light today the resident alpha-pheasant moves purposefully through the orchard

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He is on his way to the duck house, vacated by the ever-mobile inhabitants, with the aim of hoovering up their pellets.

Later the ducks return to inspect the new straw in their bedroom

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like most things with these ducks, their response is a perfect balance between fascination and fear.

Down in the pig zone Spot is excited by her new source of stimulation

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but when she has emptied it she wants to know what’s next

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November and (so far) December may have been very wet, but also very mild.  The rhubarb thinks it is time to sprout

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Stump of The Day:

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