Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A short blog today.

Just a short post as it is a lovely day and I am busy in the garden but two rather sad tales to tell.

A couple of weeks ago I posted a photograph of two white wild ducks who had already paired up and were happily setting up home at the side of the beck. Sadly they have both been found dead with their heads bitten off, but not eaten. We are blaming the fox but, of course, poor old fox gets blamed for everything and it may not be that.

And sad to report that my oldest hen, a crested bantam, was dead in the hen house this morning. She was at least twelve years old and has been failing for some time but seems to have died peacefully overnight. Always sad to see them go but at least I know she has had a long and happy life.

Enjoy this wonderful weather.

12 comments:

Heather said...

I have been gardening as well today - it has been glorious. Rest in peace little bantam and the unfortunate ducks.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your ducks.....

angryparsnip said...

Sad news today.
I wonder if the fox did kill the ducks ?
As you said your hen had a nice life living with you and the farmer.

Glad it is a lovely day and your out in the garden.

cheers, parsnip

Bovey Belle said...

Sorry about your hen, but gosh, what a good age. I am wondering if it was a polecat got your wild ducks? They always go for necks though normally like vampires . . .

Reader Wil said...

I am sorry for the two ducks and your Bantam hen. Fortunately we have to look forward to spring.

mrsnesbitt said...

So sorry Pat - all in the realm of country life - yet in perspective.

steven said...

ahhh weaver - you know better than most that nature moves on regardless! steven

MorningAJ said...

Sad news.

Elizabeth said...

Sad news about the ducks.
I hope I go the same way as the old hen.
Beastly weather here and not likely to get out of the 40's for the forseeable future.
Have fun gardening.

Elizabeth said...

Sad news about the ducks.
I hope I go the same way as the old hen.
Beastly weather here and not likely to get out of the 40's for the forseeable future.
Have fun gardening.

Dave King said...

Yes, very sad, but as nature will have it, I suppose.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for the comments.