Ducks on the move

Some of our hens and some of our ducks have been living together

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quite happily. They mostly just ignore each other, only answerable to their internal hierarchies. When there is persistent rain, the hens vanish under cover and leave the ducks to their sloshing around.

But both groups are increasing in size so today was time for the ducks to leave…

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…go round the corner…

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…along the path

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And with a little gentle persuasion…

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…through the cunningly devised pallet funnel…

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…taking them through the gate…

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…into their new home

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Where they will spend the nights in the Farrow House, last occupied under false presences, by one of the ingredients of our dinner tonight:

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The hens look a bit lonely

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particular the one who preferred the ducks’ teatime wheat to the corn provided for the hens.

Other home produce that has passed across the table today, in addition to the bacon, aubergines and damson wine in the picture above, include a disappointment

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Last year we grew some succulent sweetcorn. This year’s variety, in spite of looking pretty when in flower

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have proved to either remain hard on cooking or simply without kernels

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The tomatoes keep on coming (slowly)

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The apples and blackberries are safely in the pie

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and next year’s damson wine has made a start

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