We are getting some Muscovy ducks this year, and Gordon found a very solid shed on Kijiji that we are going to use as a duck house. The thing must weigh 3,000 pounds. It was a great deal and it was worth hiring a flatbed towtruck to go pick it up for us.
Gordon borrowed our friend's pick-up truck this morning to take logs along in case the shed needed to be rolled towards flatbed truck. Tristan ADORES trucks, as does Sophie. He jumped right in and proceeded to sunbathe:
Don't worry, we didn't drive anywhere with him in the back. The truck was stationary the whole time.
Enjoying the early morning sun.
This dog knows how to relax.
By afternoon, the new duck house was here. It was actually built as a very nice dog house, about 6' x 8'. The dogs eagerly went in to investigate.
It came with a mattress!
We could never have built it for the price we paid. The supplies alone would have cost more. Plus Gordon has zero free time right now.
Eventually we'd like a duck pond, but for now they'll be getting a kiddy pool!
Hopefully the future ducks will, too. It's being moved behind the barn. Our friend with a tractor will help with that.
Tristan loves to snooze on hot pavement almost as much as he loves to snooze in the bed of a pick-up.