We are also re-rethinking the idea of getting ducks. Since we don't live on the property, and I'd want them to have access to water without predator attacks, this might be a good solution. Maybe build a house of sorts, with access on one corner for them to get into the pond at their will. Have any of you had experience with ducks? Do you think this might work? Any issues with ducks and raccoons? I don't want to protect them from flying predators, and not work out the raccoon issue. Are raccoons just as viscous to ducks?
The pond covering took the better part of our day, along with caring for the Hooligans.
Then, before we left for the day, I took a peak at the Sopranos. I'm so excited, I have bee larvae and even some capped brood. That's the sign I've been waiting for! I was able to actually see worker bees feeding the larvae, and spotted the Queen when peering in the window, which was awesome! They've also built out 6-1/2 combs, along with little pools of honey and pollen. Once the honey has cured to just the right consistency, they'll cap it as well. Busy little bees..
Have a great week everyone!