It’s been almost 4 months that we got chicks and ducklings. The ducklings were an impulse buy, they were just too cute! Watching them all grow and have their own personalities has been quite entertaining. There were chicken coops on our property when we bought it so that is one thing we didn’t have to do, although after seeing how attached I became to them and how many birds of prey we have visit our yard my hubby built a large run since we don’t feel comfortable letting them free range. I do want to remodel the inside of the coop now since the ducks are so attached to the chickens they refuse to sleep in their own house now and sleep with the chickens instead. Here are some pictures from day 1 until now. Meet Hilda, Lucy, Ethel, Loretta, Wilma and Betty. And the ducks George (white, she is female) and Maggie.
Seeing the wildlife around our home never gets old. We have barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles, hawks and several other bird species. We have also seen deer but haven’t had to opportunity to get a picture yet. To sit on our back porch and watch the owls and listen to their calls is amazing.
Right after Christmas we took a trip to Saint Augustine for a few days. It was very interesting but very crowded. I guess the holiday season wasn’t a good time for a visit. Parking was a mess! We didn’t see everything so I guess I return trip is in order. We did have a “paranormal” experience in our hotel room though. At 3:22 am the coffee pot came on and started brewing a cup of coffee. It wasn’t one that could be set on a timer, just had an on/off switch. Very creepy! When we returned home and I was looking over the pictures I took, there was one of my husband at the old Jail, next to him is what looks like
it was interesting. We didn’t “see” anything but most of the pictures we took outside have orbs in them. It was a nice trip.
It’s been a while since I last posted but I have been exploring some places around town. That’s the good thing about central Florida, there is always something to do. My son and I went here a few weeks ago and it was just awesome. He is 14 and even he loved it. I got a really good close ups of a pileated woodpecker, one of my most favorite birds. They did shy away from us and we spent a lot of time just observing them.
The baby wrens came out the nest for the first time today. Mama and daddy bird led them away. How neat! I am so blessed to get to witness this. From the very begining watching them build the nest to leading them away. This is the 4th year in a row these birds have come to my porch and built a nest in my plant.
We haven’t been in years. A lot has changed. They are still doing a lot of construction. We mainly checked out the dinosaur exhibit. My youngest is 14 and the center is geared more towards younger children but it was still fun.