I believe you have heard the expression "happy as a pig in shit"?! May I introduce you to "happy as a duck in muck"?!
On Monday the sun came out, advancing our snow melt exponentially. So in the afternoon, when Oskar, Ulani and I were dozing in the sun on the couch, I let the chickens and duck out into their run.
We basked in the warm caress of the sun. Ari got down to business in the mud.
After dusk everyone went inside. On a hunch, I turned my camera on as I entered the pen to see what I would see. And Ari looked like this.
Unrelated note. I noticed today on a farm store website that it's almost time for chicks! In addition to a few chicks, I'm considering getting a pair of Indian runner ducks. I wonder if Ari would enjoy them?!