I, Zeb the Duck, and Soapy Smith Duck, went to eastern Colorado recently. Please welcome our newest member of the Duck family.
Pumpkin Duck joins the Duck family
Pumpkin Duck was recently hatched.
We love the mountains in the west, but the east has farms. We found these bales of hay near the road.
Ducks on hay
The bales are scattered in the field with wind turbines in the background. The eastern plains of Colorado are often windy, so wind turbines are a common sight.
A little further down the road we saw these machines. Mom is not sure what they are doing, but the green machine works in the field.
Working on the farm
The green machine keeps something from the field and empties it into these trucks.
Pouring stuff into truck
Farming requires a lot of hard work.
Ready to begin work
Here there were several men nearby getting ready to start work early one morning.
Many crops are already harvested. Now the hay is being prepared for winter. Some bales are stacked in the fields.
Some are stacked in a shelter.
Stored under shelter
Farms often have animals in addition to crops.
Love the cows
These cows are happily grazing.
Eastern Colorado does not usually receive enough rain, so irrigation is necessary for crops to thrive.
This farmer might be a Denver Broncos football team fan.
Colorado loves the Denver Broncos
Love the orange and blue! Viewing acres of cared for farmland is beautiful.
Eastern Colorado farm
But, we ducks love the cows the most.
Love this cow
When we see farms, we appreciate the hard work done here to bring food to all of us.