We’ve always been amazed by nature’s internal clock, especially since living on Fairfield Pond. We noticed after several years that ducks, geese, and birds seemed to return around the same time, often to the day and regardless of weather.
In spring, the winter farm planning wish list starts to feel a little frenzied. We watch the weather reports carefully and try to figure out what can be accomplished outside as early as possible. Our excitement and ticking clock mimics nature’s cheerful returns and their busy work of setting up house for the summer.
Check out our Nature Returning page for some history on ice out and bird returns.