Let’s Go Outside: End of an era

27 May

_DSC0234I’m writing this a tiny bit heartbroken. A tiny bit dejected. I didn’t mean to write two negative posts one after the other, I was going to write something completely different and positive. Until, that is, the fox came back early yesterday morning. And took away our gorgeous black runner duck. We now have one lavender runner left and it is horrible to see her so lonely. There aren’t even any moorhens to keep her company.

So I made a plea on social media. Can anyone take her? Someone with ducks already so she would have company. And fortunately a friend of a friend came to the rescue.

We still have to capture her, cue Benny Hill music, but once she’s in the box we’ll take her forty minutes down the road to her new home with ducks, chickens and pigs. Sounds perfect for her.

But for me, I can’t help but feel we’ve failed. We just couldn’t keep them safe. We tried to get them into the duck house but they refused. The allure of the large pond was too tempting and in the end it was their undoing.

Farewell little ducks. You gave us lots of pleasure. As well as frustration.

One day we’ll have ducks again, I’m sure. But not for a while.

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4 Responses to “Let’s Go Outside: End of an era”

  1. Sarah May 27, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    So sorry, Helen. It’s not your fault and you definitely haven’t failed – nature is cruel and you can’t control everything. Hugs. xxxx

    • Helen May 27, 2014 at 9:58 am #

      Thanks Sarah. I’m beginning to think Spring is both a glorious – and a cruel month.

  2. Erin May 27, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    I’m so sorry the fox got the better of your plans. I don’t always like it when Mother Nature wins. 😦

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