|Awww! Look! Canadian geese! Sorry but you’re not welcome here.|
|A lonely mallard drake, hanging out in the last of the unfrozen water.|
One of Jack’s pride and joys (other than his children) is the pond out back. He’s stocked it with fish, pulled out algae, dyed it to keep the algae from proliferating, sunk an aerator in it, and weeded around it. His overall vision for it is that there will be fish to eat and enjoy watching as well as a fun family swimming hole in the hotter months.
So, it’s no surprise that Jack and waterfowl don’t see eye to eye. The blue herons steal fish from the water’s edge and the geese and ducks use the water as a giant toilet, which can pass on germs to us and the fish.
I’ve rarely seen Jack run as fast as when he sees someone trying to take up residence on the water. You’d think he was a racing greyhound after the rabbit. I half expected him to start barking.
|Jack’s so proud of himself.|