I thought I’d share a picture of the new duck and the progress made on her pond this last weekend. She’s a muscovy, the only domestic duck not evolved from wild mallards. She can’t quack, and only makes the sweetest gentle whistling sound. Isn’t she a beaut?
And here’s how I spent Saturday, arranging rocks around her pond. The rocks actually serve a more functional than decorative purpose, they secure the pond liner in place and cover up the unsightly rubber edges. I still need to put in lots more plants, but hopefully in a year or so, the whole thing will look like it’s just always been there.
This weekend was our first real sun in Portland for almost six months, and being outside all day lugging rocks and digging out grass was the best vacation I’ve had in a long time.