I had no idea when I planted the back garden that it would become a haven for our poultry. The birds love hanging out in the pumpkin vines. They trail in and out of the leaves, finding bugs and even nibbling on the pumpkin leaves from time to time. The chickens do pick at the pumpkins. I’m not thrilled about that – but I can’t get too upset when I see them enjoying the area so much.
Plus, the leaves provide good cover against hawks.
Ginger noted today that sometimes the birds completely disappear in the pumpkin patch. You won’t know they’re there until you see one of their heads pop up like a periscope. It always makes me laugh.
Here you see Ponyo – the largest of our ducks. I wish you could see the pretty teal feathers she’s gotten in her wing area, but you have to be in the sun to see them. Trust me – they’re lovely. And that’s Lilo in the top photo. She has matured into a nice chocolatey color. I don’t have any good photos of Pearl to show you – I’ll have to work on that. For now, enjoy this little look into the ducks’ happy pumpkin world.
From the dining room table, getting ready to make a batch of spaghetti sauce,