Category Archives: Ducks and Geese

Norman’s Nonsense 16 – June-uary is here

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Norman’s Nonsense 16 – June-uary is here

It’s June. In the Pacific Northwest, we call it “June-uary.” Read the rest of this entry

Norman’s Nonsense 15 – Pearly Mae

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Norman’s Nonsense 15 – Pearly Mae

Tuesdays are crazy days around here because it’s guinea pig cage cleaning day. You might think an indoor, late evening chore would not affect my outdoor flock, but the Farm Manager starts the crazy part early in the afternoon. Today she was distracted by a ripe rat carcass while she was herding the hens into the aviary. Okay, herding poultry is supposed to be my job, but ew, rat carcass? I declared it to be her turn to herd and high-tailed it into the aviary, leaving Cubicle to eat my dust. The hens scattered, but after the R.C. was walked out to the dustbin at the curb, the Farm Manager dealt with the hens and went indoors.

Pearly Mae in deep concentration, a bit grubby after a dust bath followed by Seattle Sunshine.

Because of the guinea pig cage cleaning, The Bartender put the sheep to bed. Because he is a single-minded creature, he failed to notice Pearly Mae scritching around in the graveyard, pacing at the aviary gate, or maybe roosting on the deck railing near the kitchen door. Big white hen, nearly glowing in the dark, perched less than two meters from the kitchen door.

Everybody else roosts in the barn, but Pearly Mae prefers to sleep under the stars.

Because of the guinea pig cage cleaning, The Farm Manager stepped outside at midnight to set out the guinea pig cage soiled bedding. And noticed Pearly Mae, roosting on the deck railing, glowing quietly, less than two meters from the kitchen door. The Farm Manager snatched her up, walked her out to the aviary gate, and tossed her in. The exact opposite of what she does to Pearly Mae every morning when she gets “Time Out” for eating the cat food. So maybe it was the Farm Manager’s fault, but it was her fix, too. And everybody out in the aviary groaned as Pearly Mae returned from her night out, because she’s one of those types we all put up with, if you know what I mean.

Norman’s Nonsense 13 – The Big Fool

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Norman’s Nonsense 13 – The Big Fool

Don’t believe what they tell you. Rumors have been flying around about me, and I want to set the story straight. Read the rest of this entry

Norman’s Nonsense 12 – Bev Flies the Coop

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Norman’s Nonsense 12 – Bev Flies the Coop

Hamish’s girlfriend, Bev the duck, flew away and then came back. The end. Read the rest of this entry

Norman’s Nonsense 11 – Big Sheep Snow

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Norman’s Nonsense 11 – Big Sheep Snow

It snowed awhile back and I’m still not sure what to say about it. I’ve seen snow before but this one was really big. It’s long gone, but we’re still talking about it. Read the rest of this entry