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Down on the Farm: Living to ditch

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The lone ray of cheer in the last dreary week was when the swans settled on the pond in front of the house.

Ma and Pa swan seem to be getting along. They bob their heads and perform their silly mating rituals on their private dance floor, a circle of slushy ice.

A nerd swan stops by every now and then to horn in. The other two hiss and chase him off, but so far he hasn't gotten the hint. I suspect prom will come and go without him getting a date.

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