Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Duck Days

I don't recall the name of these ducks but I sure enjoy watching them each day as they lounge around our yard. Lately they have been spending a lot of time in the wild flower garden and we discovered why. Our oak tree in the front yard is having a bumper crop of acorns this year and my husband has been constantly sweeping them up trying to keep the driveway and street semi-clean of them. We don't know if they are good for the garden and plants so we've spread them in behind the flowers where we want to keep a path open for tending. I see the ducks back there pecking away; very happy.

These are the acorns they are enjoying. I'm hoping to incorporate a few into some fiber studies; not sure just how yet but I'll be experimenting this winter.


  1. My Mum and Dad's yard had oak trees when I was a kid. Not too pleasant to walk on.

  2. Gorgeous feathers on those ducks. Have fun with the acorns. Maybe if you boil some with some fabric, you can get a natural dye.

  3. Muscovy ducks - we've a few about too.
    And my oak tree is prolific with acorns this year.
    I have 5lbs of them waiting for dye experiments!!


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