On the Day of the Fourth — Thursday, July 5, 2018

On the day of the 4th of July—-

Our kids were here from Parachute, Colorado (YAY!!!)   Kelly, our son-in-law, is friends with one of the Delta Volunteer Firemen who invited Kelly and his whole family (we included) to come and see how the fireworks are set-up for the display that night.

It was fascinating!

Then that afternoon while the grandkids were playing in the canal they found a duck hiding in the grass.

Circling the duck she was saved.  I now have a duck to join my hen.  She was very very thin, extremely tired (the canal is very swift and hard to get out).

Her name is now Elsa.

Elsa is doing very well, ate and ate and ate, then went to sleep.  Got up early and ate some more.

She has her own little pool and a yard and all the food she can eat.

I now have a Rescue Duck!

Then, in keeping with our annual family photo, it was time for the Knee-High by the 4th of July photo.

Complete with the BFF’s of our grandson and oldest granddaughter!

What a good time we had!  (another fun piece is the two ‘new’ kids to the block call Terry and I Grandpa and Grammy!  We think that is a very high compliment!)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


24 thoughts on “On the Day of the Fourth — Thursday, July 5, 2018

  1. Great knee high photos! My the grandkids are growing – kinda like your corn!
    A duck/goose rescue named Elsa is all good. I’d have no idea to take care of Elsa… but she landed in a good home!


      • I think that if a domestic duck showed up at my home, it would probably become a happy resident. I do not like duck at all! I was a starving student way too long. I am not even keen on their eggs. When I lived in town, ducks came by regularly because we were near a big pond. (In California, we know them as ‘lakes’.) They did whatever they wanted to in my garden because they knew that I was not a threat. I did not mind because they ate the snails!

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  2. I couldn’t wait till later. Had to find out. What fun to find the duck. I wouldn’t know what to feed them. 🙂 Looks like you had a terrific 4th. That is high praise indeed for the BFF’s to feel comfortable enough to call you grands.


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