More ducklings day 39 (plus evacuation update)

We are home again now. Currently getting unpacked, and throwing out thousands of dollars of food from our fridges and freezers that spoiled while the power was out (for several days). That hurts. At least we have eggs for dinner! Three dozen waiting for us in the coop.

But it’s good to be home (and have a home to come back to), though we’re still at evacuation level 1 (“be ready”), so this isn’t over yet. Things seem to be improving, though.

Here’s one last picture of the ducklings in the trailer pen:


Mucking out the trailer pen, after putting the ducklings back in the vented containers:

Mucking out trailer pen

Mucking out trailer pen

Here are the ducklings in the containers after getting home; I only stacked them to carry them to the duck house:

Ducklings in containers

Back in their run; they were keen to have a bath after that three hour trip:



I’ll set up the bigger pool tomorrow.

Heading back into the duck house, with some fresh straw:


Ducklings and ducks:

Ducklings and ducks

The ducks were very happy to see me; they’d eaten all of the food I’d dumped out for them, as expected.

Cat update for week ending September 19

We plan to go home today. We’re still at evacuation level 1 (“be ready”), but things are looking sufficiently contained near us, and improving, so hopefully we won’t need to evacuate again. The air quality has significantly improved, too.

Like yesterday’s Flock Friday, I was able to capture some pictures of the feral cats via the remote connection to my cameras.

Here’s a cat in the feeder:


And another, with a bunch of leaves for company:

Leafy feeder

A cat coming out of the feeder:

Cat outside

Two cats:

Two cats

And again (I think this is Poppy and Porcini):

Two cats

Cozy cabin time:


Porcini waiting for food; I remotely dispensed some moments later:


Poppy, Pommie, Poppa:

Poppy, Pommie, Poppa

Fall doesn’t officially start till Tuesday, but the trees are getting a head start on that.