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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Good morning crew,

A couple weeks ago the wife announced that our backyard had been invaded by a pair of ducks. Now, there is a retention pond on the other side of our street, more like a drainage ditch that collects runoff, oil leaks and antifreeze from Rt. 43, but there is no standing water in our yard. Not even a bird bath. So it is a little odd that wild ducks would choose to hang out back there. But I didn't think too much of it.

But then the next week the wife emailed me to say that the ducks had built a nest underneath a bush next to the house and laid an egg.

"Destroy it!" I told her right away. "The last thing we need is a family of ducks in the backyard."

"I can't destroy it," she answered immediately. "She already laid an egg!"

"Exactly," I wrote back. "Destroying it now is no worse than making an omelet, but if you let them get comfortable back there in 5 or 6 weeks we're going to have a half dozen fuzzy, little baby ducks waddling around the yard. Then what are you going to do?"

She had obviously been thinking about this contingency.

"We'll put up a little fence for them, and we'll feed them, and put out the baby pool so they can learn to swim, and we'll watch them grow and it'll be just like having a petting zoo in the backyard!"

"Or, we'll have to smash them with a brick to keep them from crapping all over the lawn and attracting everything from coyotes to hawks to the yard."

Needless to say that was the wrong response. So now it looks like we have a duck farm in the backyard. The only thing I have to say is if that momma duck attacks me at 6:30 in the morning when I'm walking out to the garage she's going to end up in the roasting pan. I swear.

If you go to the Clean Laffs Facebook page you can see a video the wife took of little Mini making our new housemates welcome.

Click: Clean Laffs Facebook page.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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