The past few days I have been moving after recently selling my home. For some strange reason animals have been drawn to my house including wild baby ducks under my deck and a baby lamb.Perhaps it was the way the neighborhood was saying “good bye” to me.
On Wednesday I heard a “quack” out my window while in a work meeting from home, but we get ducks and geese flying over this area often and thought nothing of the random loud quack. I went for a nice kayak paddle in the afternoon at Estacada Lake on the Clackamas River to se the extent of last summers devastating forest fires.
When I returned, there was a loud non stop quacking coming from my backyard. I looked out there to see what was going on and there was a mother mallard duck acting panicked. I opened up the sliding glass door and heard lots of tiny peeping noises under my wood deck, and realized there were babies under there. They must have been walking through my yard and for some reason gotten lost and fell into the crawlspace and unable to get out. I opened an access hatch and gently picked them up and returned them to their mother duck and then herded get to the wooded creek down the street where thy would be safe and have water to swim in.
On Thursday, when returning to the house and saw my neighbor Brad who asked for help catching a baby lamb loose in the neighborhood.We caught the cute lamb and found the neighbor who it belonged to. The neighbor said this 6 month old lamb thinks it is a dog. It was funny watching the lamb follow the owner like a dog and jump into his car.
Even the neighbor dog, Oakley kept bringing his frisbee over to my house to play fetch while I was loading the moving van.
I'm going to miss my old house, my neighbors, and the quiet little wooded neighborhood.
Where I am moving?
I'm not 100% certain where I'm going just yet, but I am downsizing since my kids are grown and I am looking for a new adventure. I have been looking in the Bend Oregon and Walla Walla Washington area, but the housing market is a little hyper crazy right now. I will be spending the summer splitting time between Portland and Walla Walla and hiking and kayaking.