Out Like a Lion

Winston Salem, North Carolina
March 31, 2016 6:08am CST
It is calm and pleasant outside on this last morning in March, but the weather forecast is calling for storms this afternoon and tomorrow. The rain will be appreciated...as long as it doesn’t wash all my grass seed down the hill. It’s been a busy month. A month of many hours spent working outside. A month in which myLot has been rather neglected. Despite the forecast of of storms for later in the day, the last day of March has gotten off to a good start. I seem to have successfully deterred whatever predator has been snacking on my current flock of ducklings (I was short 3 yesterday morning) and the scraps of clouds have made for a beautiful sunrise. I hope your March is ending on a positive note!
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@Morleyhunt (14938)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
We were awaken to rain. By noon we had heavy rain (maybe we need to put it on a diet). Now we have added some serious wind to the mix again.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Mar 16
So far all we've had has been strong winds this morning-nary a drop of rain. It's because I put down grass seed. I'm sure it is.
@allknowing (54669)
• India
31 Mar 16
Is there no full protection for your babies. Feel sad that you are losing them.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Mar 16
Full protection means keeping them in the house...not exactly practical, or healthy for the ducks.
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@allknowing (54669)
• India
31 Mar 16
@Platespinner Don't you have a large enough chicken coop for them with all facilities like a tub to swim, etc?
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@UncleJoe (7182)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
31 Mar 16
@Platespinner Not healthy for you either. Duck and goose droppings are toxic enough to make you ill.
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@LadyDuck (108860)
• Switzerland
31 Mar 16
Keep your lovely ducks safe, poor birds. This last day of March is pretty cold and dark, not a great end for this month.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Mar 16
It started out pretty, but has been grey and gloomy most of the day.
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@LadyDuck (108860)
• Switzerland
1 Apr 16
@Platespinner Today is another grey and rainy day, April is not starting good.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 Apr 16
@LadyDuck I awoke to heavy rain this morning. Not a beautiful day, but we were in need of some rain so I won't complain.
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• United States
31 Mar 16
Today will be nearly 70 if we are lucky. It will be windy too. This weekend it is supposed to be in the 30's. Wow. This will pass and soon we will be experiencing warmer weather.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Mar 16
That's quite a temperature shift. We're in the mid 70s for the next two days and then the lower 60s...cool, but not uncomfortably so.
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• United States
31 Mar 16
@Platespinner I am not looking forward to the weekend's weather. The weatherman mentioned something about snow. Ugh.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 Apr 16
@ElusiveButterfly That s word should be unmentionable once April has begun!
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@JudyEv (90199)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
I'm sorry to hear you lost three ducklings. It is hard to keep the little things safe sometimes.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Apr 16
Especially when the predator population is as devious as we have here.
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@JudyEv (90199)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
@Platespinner It's sometimes a constant battle of wits. Who says animals aren't smart?
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Apr 16
@JudyEv They are definitely clever...and very, VERY persistent.
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@rina110383 (21987)
31 Mar 16
I've been working really hard since the start of the year. It paid off. The 1st quarter and the month ended on a positive note.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Mar 16
It's always gratifying when hard work pays off! I've been rewarded with aching muscles for my work this week, but it's comforting to know that enough firewood to get us through next winter has been stacked...and there is enough more for my son to split and myself to stack that we've got at least another week of work ahead of us!
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
31 Mar 16
Rain here on the last day of March, but quite warm. Supposed to get colder as the week progresses.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Mar 16
It's been warm here today as well. Not much sunshine, but the rain hasn't materialised yet. It was actually warm enough for my daughter and a friend to break out the kayaks and go paddling on a nearby lake.
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@UncleJoe (7182)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
31 Mar 16
Today and tomorrow are supposed to be beautiful here but heavy storms are predicted for Saturday. Our first official "April shower". If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Mar 16
Groan...
@marlina (57068)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
March is ending in rain, very gloomy right now.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Mar 16
Even in the two hours since I posted the blue has disappeared and the sky is overcast.
@Lucky15 (33469)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
March is ending on.my area...i have a chill day. :)
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Mar 16
Don't get chilled!
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• United States
1 Apr 16
i jest dunno which rain dance ya folks're doin'?? seems i aint got the steps down correctly's those storms jest pass's by - jest get the winds. i'm crossin' my fingers that yer ducklin' hunter stays't bay, 'tis always most sad to lose a critter, particularly ones who're so young. the last'f march started off purty calm, but true to the area the winds howled 'fter dark. i'm so hopin' fer a much calmer april, but the weather folks say that jest aint'n the cards. yes ma'am, that's a beaut'f a sunrise :D
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 Apr 16
We had some wind yesterday morning, but rain didn't move in until the over night hours. This morning it's just plain wet out!
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• United States
1 Apr 16
@Platespinner we got high winds durin' the night 'n the sun refuses to come out from 'hind the clouds. a 26 degree drop from yesterday. one can feel the moisture'n the air, but i'll be danged if'n i know how to get it down to the thirsty ground.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx A rain dance maybe?
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@Tampa_girl7 (20992)
• United States
1 Apr 16
It is storming here now.
@Elizaby (3256)
• Pensacola, Florida
1 Apr 16
Rain is coming some storms could be severe but most not schedule to hit til after midnight