Friday, July 11, 2008

Mr and Mrs Mallard make a home in our still covered swimming pool

We've been so busy with other things this year like redoing our basement, keeping up with home maintenance and other things that we have not had a chance to get our pool opened up. Difficult to do everything ourselves, and no help. This is the first year we haven't had our pool open on Memorial Day weekend because we just haven't had time. So, in the meantime the wildlife have found it makes a nice little pond. A pair of mallards have claimed it as their temporary home. Once we get it going and the chlorine in they will wonder what the heck is going on. Hopefully they will find somewhere else and not keep coming back because I don't want to have to be cleaning mallard poo out of there all the time. Yuck!

Here are some photos of the ducks enjoying what we should be enjoying right now...and at the bottom one of the many rabbits that also have found they like the long, long, long grass that we are having trouble keeping mowed. I can't mow the grass because of my bad back and the RA, etc. Hubby has a tremendous amount of stuff to do. I think we might just have to start hiring people before things really get out of control.


Frank Schulte-Ladbeck said...

My daughter would love your backyard. We usually sit and watch the birds in the trees or the clouds. As for the ducks, if you feed them, they may just decide that the chlorine is fine by them. I have seen that happen before.

Stardust said...

Welcome Frank,
Our daughter is the one who first saw the ducks. She was home for our son's wedding and she went to get a glass of water in the kitchen and she started laughing and said we had mallards in the pool. I thought she was joking and nope, she wasn't! If she still lived at home she probably would like to make pets of them.

I think we aren't going to feed them. ;)