Saturday, June 5, 2010

Then there were nine.

While mowing this morning I noticed feathers in the corner of the duck pen and looked closer.It was then that I discovered that I have been visited by a freelance security consultant.

I did a quick headcount on the ducks and learned that my fee for the testing of my electric fencing was in the amount of 2 ducks. Looks like we will start having to usher the ducks into their house and locking the door in the evening. The chickens naturally do this but the ducks have been fond of hanging out under the trees at night. Well no more of that. Also it looks like I will have to arrange a meeting with the consultant before he can evaluate my chicken pen as well.

So Jess decided we should have some strawberries and Cedar Summit ice cream with lunch to take our minds off the loss. She picked a bowl of fresh strawberries and macerated them with some sugar, balsamic vinegar and black pepper.

I feel a bit better now. Just the same me and that furry little consultant are going to have a talk!


Jessica said...

Evil, evil consultant...Bad!!!

Jo said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. How did you know it was a raccoon?

jcc said...

racoon will be tasty if you cook it right

Frustrated Farmer Rick said...

I am assuming it was a raccoon because there was a bit of duck flesh inside far from the fence so I think the attack happened inside the fencing. This makes me think that something climbed in. Whatever it was didn't take the ducks out by air but pulled it through the fence so I ruled out birds.

I don't know it was a raccoon but I suspect it was.

Henny Penny said...

I know this post is a bit old, but in case it helps you. I leave the grain in where I want the ducks to go in at night and the water out in the pasture where I want the ducks during the day. By dusk the ducks are very anxious for a little grain. By morning they can't wait for their greatest love...water.