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Frozen duck

close up of my frozen pet duck with Lucy in the background on the porch

Our sky pond is filled to the top with a healthy layer of ice on the top.

The trailer shades what little sun would have hit this spot, which means it might take another day or two before our recent duck visitor can fly south for the winter.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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I found this link for a screenshot of the Milwaukee Journal, about ducks who got trapped and many of them starved to death! I hope we warm up before it's too late.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19120310&id=1GExAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1CAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2417,4062364

Comment by Emily from Bristol Wed Dec 11 16:47:27 2013
Emily --- I told Mark people might not be able to tell from the photo that this is a rubber ducky and that he's joking. I hope you were joking too? :-)
Comment by anna Wed Dec 11 18:00:52 2013

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Of course I was! Obviously, right? Right?

Comment by Emily from Bristol Wed Dec 11 20:30:15 2013





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