First Snow pictures - Ontario, Canada

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by evansacres, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. evansacres

    evansacres Out Of The Brooder

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    We just had our first snow last night. I went to let out the ducks this morning - I only have two that were born this past summer so I couldn't wait to see their reaction. I opened the door and everyone piled out except "Ollie" [​IMG] . The girls were all out quacking and snuffling through the snow and he stuck his head out and REFUSED to step out into the snow. It took him a full five minutes to be convinced that it wouldn't devour him. [​IMG] The girls actually left the pen completely and had to go back and get him. So here's the pictures of his first steps out into the snow [​IMG]

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    Checking things out [​IMG]

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    Warm water [​IMG]

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    My husband yelled from the bedroom window while I was out there "Taking pictures isn't going to make it better!!" [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Winter is officially here [​IMG]
     
  2. kurtjackieprovost

    kurtjackieprovost Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Your ducks are adorable. I hope it's okay to add a pic of my own.

    Winter has arrived here in Vermont also. My girls and my one guy, coincidently named Ollie seem to be adjusting well. This is their first time too.
     
  3. evansacres

    evansacres Out Of The Brooder

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    Excellent [​IMG] Love to have the "first snow pictures" up. Your gang looks wonderful - love the "hairdo" on your crested ducks [​IMG]

    Whereabouts are you guys in Vermont? I have family that live right along the Canada/Vermont border - wonderful area!!
     
  4. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pictures! My new girls were not all that thrilled with the snow. I don't know if they saw it around Halloween when New England (well a lot of the east coast) got hammered by a snowstorm, but they were sooo funny this am. They were acting like it was going to suck them into a great abyss, then realized, oh, it's not so bad if we eat it! LOL
    The cutest,funniest thing I ever saw was my two Nigerian Dwarf goats the first time they saw snow. They were probably about 6 mos old. They went to bed with no snow on the ground and woke up to about 6" of snowing on the ground and snow still falling. I opened the front of their shed, they started to come out as they usually do, stopped dead, looked at me, looked at the ground, looked at me, looked at the sky, looked at me, then looked at each other and went right back in. Loses something in the telling, but it was adorable. You could see the horror on their faces. It was priceless. And where was the camera, in the house of course!!!!
     
  5. evansacres

    evansacres Out Of The Brooder

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    I wish I had remembered to bring the camera out first thing this morning. I'm sure the expression from your goats was the same as Ollie's. It was hilarious [​IMG] He's normally thrilled to be out and then the 1st one out the pen door to free range. This morning he thought the girls had lost their minds. He was quacking at them to come back [​IMG]
     
  6. kurtjackieprovost

    kurtjackieprovost Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:We are near Saint Albans. In a town north, quite close to the Highgate crossing. Where abouts is your family??

    I love my Crested pair. They are so funny. I like to play with their (hair) [​IMG] and make it fru fru out. Molly my female Crested has a mouth on her that can be heard close to a mile down the road. lol [​IMG] Ollie the male is such a ham. Both of them very healthy and I've never seen any neurological problems that people have spoken of with White Crested.[​IMG]

    I see you have a Swedish and a male Rouen. Is he the one named Ollie? I think a male Rouen is on my springtime shopping list.[​IMG]
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    YOu must be in Northern Ontario.. we got stuck with freezing rain where i'm at [​IMG] and it's supposed to warm up as the week ends.. possibly teens by Friday... Mine did get a peek @ snow last week though.. but it was gone before the day was done... Cute pictures! [​IMG]
     
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  8. evansacres

    evansacres Out Of The Brooder

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    kurtjackieprovost - Saint Albans drive in [​IMG] I took my husband to the drive-in on one of our dates about 11 years ago [​IMG] My family lives in Knowlton, Quebec - just a few minutes from Sutton, Quebec (Richford VT border)!

    Going quackers - we're eastern ontario, near the Quebec border - little town called Vankleek Hill and luckily the freezing rain missed us [​IMG]
     
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  9. kurtjackieprovost

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    Quote:Amazingly, the drive in is still here and a popular place in the summer. Do you remember which movie you saw?
     
  10. evansacres

    evansacres Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Amazingly, the drive in is still here and a popular place in the summer. Do you remember which movie you saw?

    [​IMG] NOPE - couldn't remember for the life of me [​IMG] We were young & in love [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] We always enjoy heading down though, supper at the Crossings in Richford. Driving down to the Franklin County Field days and Lamoille Field days (my husband and my father have been Judge for the horse classes). We've sold horses at the auction sale in New Haven as well. It's a small world [​IMG]
     

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