We were cycling along the creek path when we noticed a homeowner pruning the shrubbery along their back fence. The man was doing a very nice job of tidying up the wildness that ran between his back fence and the bicycle path (about 20 feet of space).
I noticed some movement near his feet and realized that he’d brought his pet chicken and pet duck out to help him. A full grown red hen, and a hefty male mallard duck.
On the way back along the path, the three were still quietly working away.