Two nights ago the ducks and geese had their first night outside. We built a little coop and installed a heat lamp to keep them warm at night. They seem much happier and we seem much cleaner now that they are out of the bathtub. Last night was to be their second night but it was a blustery day and at 9 pm the power went out. We decided to bring them in for the night. So out we trooped and with much goose screaming we managed to pull them out of their coop and put them into an old wooden trunk. We brought them inside and set them up near the warm wood stove. They settled right down. Then the power went back on. Of course. Today they are back outside. 50 bales of straw arrived and we planted potatoes this morning.