Boy are there stories to tell of craziness on the farm in recent weeks. Riddles I tell you, Riddles. Farmers and homesteaders will probably tell you, if you have time to sit down for a cup of coffee, that deaths on the farm are head scratching riddles. When animals die it is a deep dive into who done it. Well, boy do we have a story to tell.
This past week I found one of my rare ducks, a silver appleyard female, dead in our pond. Our pond is not very large. It was floating in the water with all its feathers on and no trauma mid torso up to the head, basically everything above the waterline. But, when I scooped out the duck, everything on the carcass below the waterline had been eaten.
What the heck? Who done it? I have had raccoon kills and I thought they went at the chest. Part of that chest above the water was fine. And then how did it get in the water?
We have lived at this farm for two years now. In all the time we have lived here there were never any fish in the pond. And, the man we bought it from had lived at the farm 15 years. In that time HE had never put fish in the pond. So, we assumed NO FISH……..