The other day I walked the dogs to the back of our farm, which borders the Beaudette River. Tristan was particularly happy to have a swim:
Happy happy happy!
Time for a good shake!
"Oh! Hello! Were you watching?"
It's looking very lush and green down there. And of course the evil moquitoes and deerfly are out in full force!
For reasons I will never understand, the dogs enjoy snacking on river mud.
Sophie took a particularly big bite.
Munch munch munch munch!
All of our fields are platned now. In the front we have wheat and a little bit of soybeans. In this field, we have otebo beans that are destined to become baked beans in England!
Next year we want to start the process of turning our farm into a pollinator/bird sanctuary of sorts. This fall we are getting a 1/2 acre duck pairing pond put in our back pasture (mostly funded by Ducks Unlimited. No, they won't be hunting on the pond!) In the near future, we are hoping to get a larger pond (nine acres) put in for ducks to raise their young in. It all depends on funding! Meanwhile we are planning on gradually turning our fields into something friendly to pollinators and birds. It will take some time to transition over and we are working on plans.
And look who I found on a daisy on the grassy cow path:
A well-camouflaged crab spider! I only had my iPhone with me, so the pic isn't as clear as I'd like it to be. I know that crab spiders wait to ambush bugs but apparently their diet includes honeybees!
The ducklings had a good swim today and I will try to get some pics up tomorrow, and maybe a video.