While we hauled dirt and rocks, Duke and Duchess walked around the yard. I'd never realized how much turkeys like humans. Duke is usually not far from us as we putter about. Duchess is still a little skittish, but also close by. (She likes to pick at Duke's feathers for cleaning.) I might have gotten turkeys sooner had I known of their natures ~ calm, docile, easy to herd back into the pen. Such a contrast from chickens and their headless reactions to everything.
Once the ducklings were moved into the pen with the pond and after a little inspection of the new place, they dove right into the water. One of them even dove and swam under the water! It's these small pleasures living with feathered or furred beings bring.
|The dug-out with liner waiting for German Engineering and water.|
|Dirk fortifying the fence.|
|Me sorta helping with the fence fortifications.|
|Duchess and Duke wander the yard while we work.|
|Dirk checking the pond structure as the ducklings cavort.|
|Working on the finishing touches tonight.|