Ducks in Lane
These ducks are in a lane leading to the upper south pasture which hasn’t gotten grazed yet this year so it is fairly deep. That soil got hard packed last year because it was a lane that led out to many paddocks. Sidewalks and streets are like that.
The ducks aren’t bound by the fences so they head up the lane and visit paddocks that the pigs aren’t using at this time.
Since it hasn’t gotten used this year the lane has grown back to forages. I can clearly see where it was as the plant types are different than the surrounding pastures, but it’s lush and green again where once it was packed earth.
In addition to the domestic ducks who stir our pig ponds and much in our fields there is also a wild mallard duck hen who hatched a clutch of eggs in our lower pond. She now leads her ducklings out to the fields during the day and we catch glimpses of her time to time.
It is the warm season, the easy season, the time of life.
Outdoors: 78°F/62°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/64°F
Daily Spark: Some Futurists are worried that robots and AIs will wipe out humanity because humans are dangerous and unpredictable. Don’t worry. We keep “dangerous” pets. Take cats for example. Highly unpredictable, armed with razor sharp claws and needle sharp teeth as well as a will to use them for maiming and even killing. Yet, we keep cats as pets. We enjoy them. We also keep dogs. Not your little ankle biter but big dogs that can take your arm off with a single bite. And boars. And even worse, sows who will start chewing you up at your finger tips and continue right up your arms. And bulls that can crush and gore in a flash. Then there are the dreaded horses who kill and maim thousands of people a year. Yet, despite these risks, we keep all of these as pets and as livestock. Just because a species is ‘dangerous’ and ‘unpredictable’ does not mean we’ll wipe it out. We’ll even keep around Humans – although possibly in smaller numbers.