Berry Picking and Duck Wrangling

Daisy went foraging with us on the canal bank this afternoon. It was a sucessful forage and a sucessful walk.  Along the mile or so stretch to the canal bridge we managed to collect a bag of brambles and a bag of elderberries. Daisy on the other hand saw dogs, ducks, cows and even a cygnet. We yet again saw the Akita’s in the garden that backs onto the canal which only have a 4ft wall between them and freedom, which quite frankly is terrifying when they come charging  out of the house and bark like crazy whilst standing on the wall. At least we know they are there now so it doesn’t come as quite so much of a suprise.

She doesn’t seem to understand that the ducks would like to play with her.  They seem content to swim  along the canal, whilst Daisy seems to think she needs to jump into the water and hard them all up. I am not sure why she would like to herd them up. Maybe she fancies a giant feast of  crispy duck, who knows?

She also seemed to keep trying to eat the grass and nettles and doesn’t seem to understand when I try to tell her nettles will make her tongue sore.

The weather was quite nice too. I was a relaxing afternoon stroll for all. Please look at our pcitures below.

Maddie and Daisy x

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6 Responses to “Berry Picking and Duck Wrangling”


  1. 1 Ludo September 17, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Looks like Daisy had lots of fun, glad you had a successful forage.
    ~Ludo’s mum.

  2. 2 Vicki aka Giruff September 18, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    they cant be very bright akitas at least if they havent gone over that wall yet 😉

  3. 3 oopsiedaisy September 18, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    I do worry that they will jump over at some point. They are lovely dogs thye just like to bark waaaayyy too much. If I go up anytime without Daisy I would love to speak to their owner and to meet them as they are beautiful dogs.

    We managed to pick 4lbs of elderberries and 1lb of blackberries/brambles (are they the same thing not so sure) and we will be making wine with them after we have had a few more foraging trips. We brew homemade wines and beers (can find out more by looking on blog roll and clicking on Daisy Cottage Wine and Ale link)

  4. 4 mylime September 21, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Lovely pics, I love canal walks!

  5. 5 Aussie Daisy September 21, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Hi Maddie & Daisy,

    Just droping by to say Hi and what a beautiful part of the world you live in. It must be the Daisy name as our Daisy use to “herd” our duck Zac around the yard.
    Take care,
    Colleen & Daisy

  6. 6 oopsiedaisy September 27, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I love canal walks, which is handy as you do out of our back door, turn left go through about 4 gardens (all communal gardens as we live in a block of old mill/canal workeres cottage, through a beer garden and then you are on the canal bank. I like a slow storll along the canal and I love all the ducks and geese and the narrowboats coming past.


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