Monday, June 7, 2010

NEW ADDITIONS


Emerald bought these 3 little ducklings home from school, as the girl who had them wasn't allowed to keep them. We always have our laying hens and sometimes we raise a batch of meat chickens for our own consumption but we have not kept ducks for about 5yrs now. I had forgotten what a mess they make, not to mention the smell.
I do love ducks though and as a child I had one very special duck called "Mabel". When we went to live by the sea when I was seven I would carry her down for a swim in the ocean then pop her back under my arm and walk home again. Even back then I would get a few weird looks.
If these ducks are drakes(does that makes sense) we will prepare them for the table by Christmas otherwise if they are ducks(& I'm hoping) I will have lovely fresh ducks eggs to bake with. Time will soon tell but until then I will make sure I were shoes when walking in the garden!!
CAROLINE ......

9 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh They are rather gorgeous! I would love a duck but Hubby thinks not for the reasons you mention.
I have 16 hens and three only laying...Grrrrr!!!!
And 2 young roosters having daily blues...Ahhhh

joolzmac said...

Yes, there is one downside with ducks - they #%&$ everywhere! They do love snails and slugs though so your garden will benefit.

Cheers - Joolz

Donna said...

Hahahaaa....I'm WITH you on the duck poop! What a mess they can make...Walk carefully Girl!!
hughugs

flmom said...

They are absolutely adorable so I hope they turn out to be ducks instead of drakes! :)

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Lisha said...

How funny!! How beautiful too!! I've never had duck eggs before, any different to chickens eggs?

clare's craftroom said...

Your ducks look so cute but yes they do make a mess ! Cute though ,lol !

daharja said...

They're so cute though!

See what they turn out to be. Here's hoping for ducks, not drakes.

The Vintage Rose said...

Aren't they just the cutest little things!

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