Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wordy/weird Wednesday

My peeps have lived here for nearly 34 years...mom is an avid backyard birder.  Never in all these years have we had crows all over the back yard until this year.  They try to land on the top of the feeder shaft it goes rockin' and rollin' then they fly off and often nearly into our dining room window.  It is just plain crazy/scary!!

MOM......


Being a curious cat I had to see it up close...
You will never in 87 years believe what it is...a Duck whistle/call.  When mom
blew on it (without prior approval) I froze in place....every time she sees the
crows outside she goes on the porch and blows HARD.  
It is so loud I'm positive the neighbors are wondering who is having duck for supper.
Many moons ago BM (before Madi) my peeps went to Branson, Missouri to see lots of stuff and musicians 
and to RIDE THE DUCKS.....they have wheels that ride you on the street
Then all of a sudden hold your nose you go head first into it!!  Everyone is given a duck
whistle to blow when you enter the water. Well I'm told Dad loved the whistle...so much...when they got home she put both whistles away.  Dad thought she tossed them in the trash..
Needless to say Dad is elated the crows are here so he can once again play with his
duck whistle.
To find out more about riding the DUCKs click here


While we are talking about farm animals.  My peeps  thought they'd share this photo they rec'd from their friends who found pigs in their front yard Saturday morning.
They live just about 1 hour from the NC mountains in a semi rural area; however, there are no pigs anywhere near where they live.  
Sammy what would you do if you found all that bacon in your yard on a Saturday morning?

39 comments:

  1. Our peeps got those duck whistles in Branson, too. They were the only ones on the ride that were reprimanded for using them too much. ML!
    We think your Mom's idea was good, but we really need a video of her doing this.
    Happy Wednesday, sweet Madi.
    XOXO from your besties at Angel Prancer Pie.

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  2. So crows are afraid of ducks? Who knew!

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  3. A duck whistle? I have never heard of one of them, and neither has Gail, even though she spent two Thanksgivings staying very close to Branson, Missouri.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  4. MY I will have to get one my Pidge is terrified of crows.
    Merle................

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  5. Now that's weird indeed....when you wake up and find PIGS in your garden?????
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS Does the duck whistle work on Herons...we've seen one circling our fish pond

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  6. That duck call is brilliant! We have HERDS of crows here too and they hog all the bird food from the feeders and hang out in our woods. I'm going to do my best Donald Duck impression next time they come here. As for that "BACON ON DELIVERY" with the pigs in the yard - VERY WEIRD that there's no farm nearby but those pigs know where a good all you can eat buffet is located obviously! Talk about FRESH BACON for breakfast!!!!!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  7. That whistle sounds like just the thing that you need. Must be fun watching those crows all fly away. Glad we don't have pigs in our yard. They can do all kinds of damage. You all have a great day.

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  8. If the bacon is crisp....I'll take more than my share of course.

    As for the 'duck'...they had these in the military long ago...don't know if they still make use of them. I think it's funny that everyone blue the duck call when hitting the water. So the crows get scared off by the sound, do they?

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  9. I think I'll stay on dry land unless I'm in a boat Madi.
    love the pigs in the yard, cute picture.

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  10. Hari OM
    My uncle had a grouse caller but it looked more like a clothes peg... and it was for the hunters... not fun at all in my book.... golly I hope those little piggy-wiggies find their way home... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  11. i would snap 87 million photos and call animal control... what a surprise.. LOl that dad loved that whistle so much it was PUT away.. he he he and now he has a valid excuse to blow it. i have to say this is my first ever viewing or riding a duck into the water...

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  12. Great idea to blow the duck whistle to get rid of the crows. We have never taken a ride on the Duck and we have been to Branson plenty of times, especially Silver Dollar City. I believe there used to be a Duck-mobile at the Lake of the Ozarks too. We would not be surprised to find pigs on the Tiny Ten. We have never had pigs show up but we have had neighbor's cows and horses and an old neighbor that is gone now, their chickens pretty much lived in our yard. Good Morning!

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  13. OMC OMDuck.... your mom KEPT the Duck Whistles..???? She was very much Smart to do THAT and then to be able to FIND them... and Put them to such a GOOD USE... She is Brilliant.
    We are glad that the Duck Whistle worked on the Crows...

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  14. Hopefully she will warn you next time prior to blowing that thing. Pretty soon ALL the wildlife will be scared off. Let's just hope it's not a mating call
    Love & Peas,
    Lily & Edward

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  15. oooh we love duck whistles... they are funny! we sadly gave ours to a neighbor who tried to get two ducks back what escaped from his yard... but it didn't work and the peking ducks founded a family at our local pond where we have a colorful mixture of ducks now :o)

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  16. PIGGIES!!!!!!!!! We've seen pigs in our park before, but never in our front yard!
    That's a cool idea about the duck whistle! Does it work?
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  17. Mommy has a duck whistle too. From Philly's Ride the Ducks many moons ago.

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  18. Oh boy, now our mom wants a duck whistle too. Many moons ago she road the ducks at the Wisconsin Dells and loved it.

    Hugs, Laila, your LLS and Minchie your BFF

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  19. Why my goodness Madi that's a fantastic whistle!
    We had major visitors last night close to midnight. Jinx hissed up and poofed up and Mom saw a opposum at the back door. Then she chased him and saw there was another opposum who was just as mad as she was at the first opposom! It was a wild night!

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  20. I wonder if I can find a duck caller, we have LOTS of crows where we live & they compete with the Western Gulls for anything edible! It can be quite noisy!

    Molly wouldn't know what to do with all of that bacon in her yard! LOL
    Hugs and nose taps,
    Kathy and Molly

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  21. Good luck getting rid of the crows.

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  22. That duck whistle sounds WEIRD. I'm sure glad my momma doesn't have anything like that to use!

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  23. madi....we iz crackin UP at yur commint for sammy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope de farm de pigs came frum, noez they R .....on de lam ~~~~ ♥♥♥

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  24. We haven't had crows in our yard for a number of years. They are LOUD! We have seen those duck boats in Hot Springs, Arkansas too. They look fun. Those pigs in the front yard are hilarious.

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  25. WE get all sorts of birds. We may not get as many this year as mom and dad are filling in the backyard pond (too hard to care for). Last year our tree was filled with little brown birds that pooped all over OUR lawn and made a mess. we tried to scare them off with a fake owl and to no avail. Maybe a duck whistle would work
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  26. Your Mama is a genius Madi, to come up with such a good idea!! Well, as long as she doesn't blow that duck call when you are close by!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  27. We think we heard that duck whistle all the way here in OP:) And Mom says she has been on those same ducks in Branson and recognizes the shops on that street in the pic. She has been there a few times with the biped dancers for some of their competitions. The riverfront is such a nice place to walk.

    Woos - Ciara and Birthday Boy Lightning

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  28. Your mom is hilarious blowing that duck whistle at the crows, Madi. I cannot believe it. BOL And since when do pigs just roam around and show up in peoples' yards?!? I think you live in a crazy place!

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  29. That is a funny way to shoo the crows away!

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  30. I would have never guessed that was a duckie call if you hadn't told me, Madi!
    I love your new header photo!

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  31. We knew about the duck call! Our pawrents had some but gave them to the grands. So, someone let the pigs out?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  32. I do have a cell phone pretty Madi, but I never thought of giving the ducks a call!

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  33. Last summer we went to the Wisconsin Dells and road the duck boats, too. They were SO FUN!

    I am laughing imagining your face when your mom blew the duck call. LOL

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  34. Very interesting. I only thought Boston had Duck Boats :)

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  35. Who woulda thought that crows are afraid of ducks!

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  36. OMD/OMC you KNOWS Ma and I HATES the crows!!!! They are nasty burdies, who are loud and creepy! Luckily this year the murder of crows have moved down a few streets, so we don't gets the annoyin' buggers as much. I gots to know if that duck call works....if they come back, Ma has got to be ready!!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  37. Crows, pigs, and ducks - OH MY! You've got lots of interesting things going on over in your area, Madi! Lots of fun!

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