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Day 9: Home for the Holidays

Dec 12, 2014 | 30 Days of Joy | 1 comment

Do you remember the Mallards? The cute couple who spent last summer here with us?

They’re the ones who built that fabulous nest with 11 giant eggs just beneath the Daylillies, the ones who caused us to go investigating the day she was acting so strange, going and coming, coming and going, until I talked Tim into pulling back the leafy greens to find: OMG THAT GIANT SNAKE sitting on the nest, eating the eggs, the incident that caused me to scream SHOOT IT and then Tim to holler: WE DON’T OWN A GUN. Oh, the story goes on, and you can read about it here.

It doesn’t end well, I will tell you that. So I wasn’t a bit surprised, even though I was very sad, when the Mallards disappeared a short while later.


Just the other afternoon I looked out the big kitchen window guess who I saw?


home for the holidays

I’m so happy they’re back!


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1 Comment

  1. Alice Wyatt

    Maybe a BB gun would be helpful if that snake ever returned!!

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