Mask selfie when going to the post office and feed store today. Looks kinda silly with my beard, but it’s the way of the world nowadays. Wear a mask, people. 😷

David with a mask

The photo challenge word for day 11 is “transport” (suggested by odd). This morning I moved my (rather dusty) truck in preparation for going out to transport the new ducklings home, maybe today, maybe tomorrow. 📷 #mbaug


I’m fortunate that I don’t need to leave the homestead very often: it’s been 57 days since the last time, when I picked up the ducklings (and I went 61 days earlier this year). But today I did, to get duck and chicken food, straw, and mower gas.

David with a beard mask

Duck and chicken food, straw, mower gas

Chicken food

David after storing straw

It’s duckling day! This morning I headed to the post office to pick them up (and get some gas for the mowers on the way). Here’s me in my beard-compatible mask for these pandemic days. (Stay tuned for lots of duckling pics.)

David with mask

For the first time leaving the homestead this decade, I had a dental cleaning, then dropped off a package at the UPS store, Subway for lunch, feed store for chicken/duck/bird food, gas store for the truck’s food, and the post office to clear out the junk mail from the PO box. That’ll do me for a month or so.

Subway lunch

Feed store

Bird, chicken, duck food

Truck food

PO Box

A more recent event for this week’s throwback: three years ago we bought our truck, a “2016 Chevy Colorado 4WD Z71 Crew Long Box, V6 Automatic in Laser Blue”. It’s been very handy for hauling lumber, feed supplies, furniture, and more. #ThrowbackThursday

Jenn with our new truck as of 2016

Truck back