April 13, 2008
Yesterday was a very busy day! I transplanted a few
trees in the pens to better locations (two had grown so
big they were blocking gates, so I moved them). Then I
brought in a few new trees and now there are shade trees
in every pen and the leaves are just popping open.
Then I finished spring cleaning and removed the last
of the hay nests in the outdoor pens. Then, I began the
task of turning over the ground in the pens and planting
grass seed. The ducks loved both of these tasks because
they exposed hundreds of yummy earthworms for them to
eat. Good stuff!
I still want to transplant one more tree into The
Courtyard and a couple big ones into Abby's Goose Run.
I'll work on those during the week--after work. This is
the perfect time to transplant them; the ground is
really wet and the leaves are just about to pop.
Mac and I have become pretty good friends and I've
discovered the secret to getting to know Fanny--feeding
grass through the pen. Mac will gently eat the blades
out of my hands--never pinching a finger. Then, when I
step away, Fanny comes right in to eat them off of the
ground. She's learning that Mommy brings good snacks,
and that is the next step in getting to know her.
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