Welcome to Week 19 of the Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project. This week’s theme is “Photographer’s Choice”.
As it’s my choice this week, I thought I’d introduce you to Dillon the Muscovy Duck!
If you’ve been following my blogs you would know that we recently bought the farm of our dreams, where I’m currently spending every second weekend, and my husband Neal is up there every weekend. I have lots of sessions on the other weekends for my Teeny Tiny Dogs and their Stories fundraising book project so I’ve had to carefully manage my diary this year.
So getting back to Dillon. About 3 weeks after settlement he turned up. We know he belonged to the previous owners as he appears in the real estate photos, but what happened when they moved out and where he was in the interim, remains a mystery.
So we were not really prepared for a duck, so Neal fed him oats and vegetables that first weekend. He was free to roam as the duck house has an opening in the mesh.
The following weekend he was there again, and Neal found some food in the shed which Dillon gobbled up. Neal then relocated Dillon to our big vegetable garden to keep him safe from predators and also this provides him with a smorgasbord of worms and bugs to feast on during the week.
I went out and bought a feeder and water dispenser and a 25kg bag of duck food and took it up on our next visit. He loves his new setup and he also has a swimming pool and a little house for shelter.
Dillon is my trusty companion when I’m working in the garden… he’s always right by my side helping me till the soil.
When we move up there permanently in August, we will rescue another duck to give him some company and also plan to rescue some hens. Until then, we have one very happy duck and three very curious little dogs… such as Harvey here who is fascinated by his new friend.
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