The Slug Patrol

We’re having a much needed rainy day at Downeast Thunder Farm  –  nice soft steady rain has been falling all day. Perfect Ducky Weather – just right for bringing out the slugs. The ducks spent more time paroling for slugs and bugs than they did swimming in the pond.

natural slug management

They spent hours making multiple circuits through the yard…

ducks on slug patrol

up to the porch…

ducks on slug patrol

around the garden beds…

ducky weather brings out slugs

and then back to the pond for a drink and dip.

ducks follow the leader on slug and bug patrol

The really fun thing is that it’s the first time I’ve seen both of our duck families merged together as one! Dare I say ducky unification has been achieved?

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