The ducks make their maiden voyage in “The Big  Pond” today!

When we took the fencing down that separated the duck yard from the pond, it took them a few minutes to realize they could cross that magic line. Once they figured out they were free they made a beeline for the water. Fun was had by all.

ducks making a beeline for the pond

They took to it like a duck takes to water. .

launching of the ducks

Testing the water of the half-filled pond.

some happy ducks

A lot of splashing ensued.

splashing ducks

Lots of joy was exhibited.

duckie joy

They checked out distant shores.

testing distant pond shores

The chickens came to see what all of the fuss was about.

chickens seeing what all of the fuss is

They worked up quite an appetite with all that exercise!

Sure beats that old mortar box!