Thursday, June 22, 2017

Turtles and Swans

Another hobby I have is rescuing turtles. This time of year there are a lot of turtles who find themselves on a busy road and sometimes they get hit by a car. If I see a turtle I always turn around and pick 'em up. I bring them to our property and offer them a new home far away from a busy road. Today's turtle at his new home...

I always thought that our community was165 acres, come to find out it is 265 acres. There are about 12 other lots besides our own. Each lot is about 15-20 acres. There is a lot of public space for picnics, etc. No HOA fees. We are the only ones to have built a home so far, besides the developer. 

There are 4 springs and an 8 acre spring fed pond/lake. Bill and I have 4 swans on the pond/lake.

 The white Mute pair are Milly and Milo 2. 

The Australian black pair are Bruno and Bella.

 The silver box is a solar fish feeder, there are three of them around the pond/lake. There are bass and catfish in the pond/lake.

Bella and Bruno are such fun as they come up to me and actually look me in the eye and carry on a conversation with me. Love their red bills and eyes.

I do feed them waterfowl kibble twice a day. It is so relaxing to hang out with them. There won't be any babies for 2-3 years.


Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Your geese are beautiufl!!

Karen said...

I have been wondering how your swans have been doing. They are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Your description and pictures do make me a tiny bit jealous. It looks like a fabulous place to live.

Sherrill said...

WOW that is gorgeous. Last time I rescued a huge turtle, I was on my way to my son's recital. That stupid turtle pee'd all over me so I moved him to the other side of the road and turned around and changed my clothes. When I came back that way, the turtle had been squished. Stupid turtle--I had put him on the side he was headed for. :-(