It’s sure been nice to have the camper off-site for a few days. I love not seeing the project and freely being able to concentrate on other things.
We went for a bike ride and saw some ducks. One slim mother duck with nine ducklings. Nine! That seemed like quite an impressive brood. All little fuzzy puffballs but with speed, toddling around foraging in the grass at the edge of the lake.
I don’t know how she kept track of her flock. She did though. Whenever the count didn’t add up, she would stand up and quack, and eventually one duckling would come frantically cheeping from around the corner, or down the shore, streaking back to the momma zone. Very cute, and mesmerizing antics, like most of them squirming through the chain link fence while mama goes around.