The duck have been confined.......and they don't like it one bit! They have been allowed to roam free all day long since early spring until just last week. That's because the garden is just starting to pop up. In about a month, I'll let them back out to roam.
Rick (my husband) is always in charge of the sweet corn and potatoes in the garden each year. I weed and take care of tomatoes, cabbage.......well, everything else. Last year, Rick would come into the house after checking the garden and say things like, "some of that corn didn't germinate, I need to reseed some spots" and "dang, those 2 buck fawns are nibbling on my corn".
I was clueless too, until one day when I watched the ducks go down the corn row just feasting away!
I never told him. :-) (Sssshhhh -- quiet!)
|Sunflowers for an appetizer.|
When I do let the ducks out, I'm going to try that "video tape" fencing that I read about in this month's Mother Earth News. Otherwise I have an awful big garden to try to fence in. :-)
|Pumpkin for the main course.|
|.....and corn for dessert!|
P.S. ......check out a time the "prisoners" did escape. http://homesteadingatredtailridge.blogspot.com/2011/03/duck-escapees.html