Going Quackers On The Way Home From The Allotment


Now is the time of year when I often meet the Three Ducks on the path to the allotment. Despite all their owners’ fencing-in strategies,  they continue to escape through the hedge from their nice garden pen – out into the big wide world of Townsend Meadow. Clearly a duck finds far more exciting things to do in a field, though they always stay together,  keeping up a constant reassuring chatter.

I usually try to shoo them home, but the other evening they were so busy with something on the path, I took them by surprise. Then it was  a case of ducks all of a dither.

‘Now what shall we do?’




Regroup for a more dignified retreat and take ourselves home.P1050542


46 thoughts on “Going Quackers On The Way Home From The Allotment

      1. Yea, I have very bad memory of geese. Once when I was still a small boy, I was sent to get some potato vines for the rabbits but along the way, was this neighbour who kept like a dozen of them. So I managed to get the vines but on the way back, I found them gathered on my path. To cut the long story short, I was attacked. They bit my legs and how I cried that day.

  1. What a wonderful way to start my morning, Tish, seeing this delightful post! I’m smiling from ear to ear. Much nicer than meeting three geese, that’s for sure!


  2. How fun to see them Tish. Left me wit ha big smile. The geese and ducks are finally returning here and we are starting to see them by the river pathway too.

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