Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Win Some - Lose Some

 The wins and losses are about even this spring and summer.

We thought we were winning the war when it came to getting the pond full this spring.  Here it was only a foot or so below the overflow.  Sadly, it has gone back down to where it hovered last year.  We definitely have a leak we are going to have to deal with. 

Also, we lost one of the hives you can see in the background.  It looks like something got in and ate all of the bees in one hive....not a dead bee in sight!

I am going to pick up our two new hives Friday.  Happily for the bee guy and for us, I talked to him and he has an extra he can sell me so we can replace the one we lost this spring....WIN!
Another loss for the pond has been ducks.
Our ducks had gotten in the habit of waddling through the weeds to visit our friend who lives on our property.  He was good to feed them and they were regular visitors at his trailer near the pond.
When David cut the hay around the pond it left ducks exposed as they walked to the trailer for their nightly treats.
Mr. Hawk dive bombed our ducks.
Not good for ducks.

say hello to "Ducks 3rd Gen"

We found a local couple who raises ducks, goats, chickens, turkeys, horses and lots of other stuff to sell.
We wisely chose to focus on the ducks.
I'll save adding more varieties of livestock for another day.
The one surviving duck was very glad to see his new buddies.
Let's hope they survive better than the last few have.
Let's hope too that Mr. Hawk has had his fill of duck hunting for a while.
In other pond news....
say hello to the newest pond residents.
Baby Bass
We now have bass, catfish and bluegill as recommended by the local Fish and Wildlife guys.
You are invited to come fish
in 2015!!!!
In other winning news, we finally got the barn painted.  I will post before and after pictures soon.
Speaking of wins and losses...
Grant had his last baseball game last night.
His team lost in the first round of the tournament.
Honestly, I am not even a little bit sad at that development.
Grant wasn't sad either.
In fact he was downright giddy when he found out we get to eat ice cream after the last game of the season.

He and the ice cream were both smiling.

John's tournament doesn't start until July 2.
Wonder when we get to eat ice cream to celebrate the end of his season?
I guess it all depends on the wins and losses!

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