I broke my camera a little over a week ago... I had sent it into Canon and got it back on Monday, and even after admitting I did the breaking, they charged me nothing... And now that it's back, all is right with the world, so I've been giving it a work out today! The boys and girls are starting to venture out a bit more... And I say starting because I thought I could get them over to the grove where the chickens hang out. It didn't work. They got as far as our hydrant and like a herd of sheep turned on me, running over
Last night we got the swimming pool ready for the ducks. Since the pool is quite high compared to the ducks themselves, Hubs and I built a wooden ramp, and had the pool next to the concrete steps of the barn. It took them about 5 minutes of looking at the water and listening, as I splashed around with my fingers making water noise, before they figured out how to get in. After that it was "play time" and we actually had to force them into the barn for the night because they didn't want to leave to pool! They had a
I thought I would share a little part of the farm with you this morning. My most special place on the farm really. I think I may have fallen in love with this building way before I ever knew I was going to live on this property. I don't have any of the old pictures of this place with me, but I will put some up when I get home.... This building is what we use to refer as the hog barn, because it was just that. When I moved out here hubs just stored a lot of junk in it. It still had layers and layers of hog shit in the
I thought I would share this little story with you. It left hubs and I shaking our heads and saying "animals are so smart..." which we already knew, but the ducks just verified it for us! Last Saturday was a rainy day. We hung out at the house for a good part of the day, doing paperwork, napping on the couch, and baking. The ducks were going through an enormous amount of water, and I kept filling them back up, telling them they were heading out to the barn pretty quick and not to get used to my services. They kept
It's been 13 days since I brought 9 babies home. I've been gone 6 days. The ducklings have grown tremendously in that time! If you watched the ducks in a cake-pan video you were able to see them in action. This morning I'm home and I again have the cake pan in the tub with them.... I can not believe how they have grown. They have to share the pan now and take turns.... The Khaki Campbell's are looking more like goslings than ducks, and they run the show so far. I am hopelessly in love with these feet!!
Not much to say this week. Some days trucking isn't much fun. Especially when you want/need to be someplace else... I had to make the decision to put down Harley Rose on Monday, but I still had a job to do and had to go. And the whole deal sucks. My favorite New Mexico... A big surprise to you right? A very bright, almost full moon.... Enjoy.
Ducks in a Cake-pan..... Last night was the ducks first time in water and they loved it! This is kind of long, but I hated to cut it short, they were having way too much fun, and so were we!
“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I'm home for a few days. Yesterday I made my rounds. Dropped off paperwork, visited with dispatch, went to see my horse, got my eyes checked, oh and I stopped off at the farm store and came home with babies... 9 of them to be exact. Ducklings to be even more exact. The thing is, ducks are pigs. Actually, I think pigs are cleaner than ducks. Yes they are cute, fluffy, little balls of love, but they love water. And we have done ducks before, 12 flying mallards. They were really cool. Loved them. Really. Just not the mess
A few things this week and Nogales is on the bottom of my list! Since I've had a shit load of time on my hands today I thought I'd share some of the loving with you! Lara bars were suggested to me by Annabelle and I just had to try them. Actually I think I ordered them the very same day she told me about them! If you want something sweet but good for you, these are it! They have a TON of flavors for every- body. I think it took me like an hour to choose which flavor I was going to get! Really, I'm a terrible decision