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.
46 thoughts on “Going Quackers On The Way Home From The Allotment”
Fascinated by these naïf images!
Wow! The ducks look so beautiful in that grass. I might keep ducks one day just not geese.
Geese can have a very bad attitude, though I hear they make good house guards 🙂
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.
Oh what horrid geese. That is a sad tale.
Yea, but I was just a kid. I dare them to try me now! Hahaha
Look out – it’s goose-fighting man!
Hahaha. That will be quite interesting
Ducks a dither!! Love it 😊
Ducks be humorous creatures.
They are! 🙂
Haha… naughty ducks. Just hope they don’t meet Mr Fox on their escapades.
Yes, that’s what worries me. I do warn them!
They are beautiful and can weed your garden.
That’s a nice thought, Beverly. They haven’t made it as far as my garden yet.
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!
So happy this gave you a smile, Janet.
A lovely duck story in pictures!
Thank you, Peter.
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.
Thanks, Sue. Glad to hear you might be having spring over there.
Marvelous. Like something out of Beatrix Potter.
Ah yes. Jemima Puddleduck 🙂
Sometimes a good “Panic!” can get the blood flowing to the brain so a saner solution can be found soon afterwards. 😀
This had me chuckling. I love ducks. We had them on the farm in NZ, they are such characters
They’re great characters, aren’t they.
Sure are. My daughter had a pet Muscovy that rode around on her shoulder…
What a little duck!
Actually it was quite a big one….
They look as if they are smiling 🙂
they do indeed. And you can’t help smiling back 🙂
Ever so cute. I bet they had lots to quack about that little episode when they got home.
They do indeed do a lot of gossiping after one of their outings. I can hear them over the hedge 🙂
Despite the title, I was convinced they were geese!
I think geese might chase me!
For me, any meetings with ducks is a great pleasure. I truly enjoy your pictures, Tish.
I’m glad you liked meeting the ducks. They give me great pleasure too.