Archive of ‘Ducks’ category

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The Seasons Outside My Back Door: Week 2 January 2016

Winter Streams Now the little rivers go Muffled safely under snow, And the winding meadow streams Murmur in their wintry dreams… Bliss Carman, ‘Poems’ This week has been all about the cold finally making an appearance. And I should add, making a welcome appearance. Whilst the ducks have enjoyed the milder, wet weather, it is […] Read more…

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All about the Ducklings

Two duckling posts in a row. Sorry about that. (What am I sorry for – Look! Cute ducklings!) But it has been ALL about the ducklings this week. Whether it has been watching their antics, attempting to pick them up, getting pooped on, trying to disguise their God-awful smell, cleaning their little cage out (twice […] Read more…

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The Arrival of the Ducklings

After the heartbreak we went through last year and the year before with our ducks and the fox I swore never again. But, never say never. It took me ages to find someone who sold ducklings. I wanted Khaki Campbell ducks. These are similar to Indian Runner ducks, prolific egg layers and have a friendly […] Read more…

Let’s Go Outside: Progress

It has been a couple of weeks now since the duck drama and time has given me a bit of perspective. I loved having the ducks around, seeing them outside my office window, rooting about in the grass, or sitting together as a quartet. They made the garden and the pond come alive. But do […] Read more…

Let’s Go Outside: End of an era

I’m writing this a tiny bit heartbroken. A tiny bit dejected. I didn’t mean to write two negative posts one after the other, I was going to write something completely different and positive. Until, that is, the fox came back early yesterday morning. And took away our gorgeous black runner duck. We now have one […] Read more…

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Let’s Go Outside: Where are you Neville?

It is on days like today that I’m glad I write, that I keep this blog. Because, when something happens, good or bad, it is a way of expressing myself, to unleash emotions, to get those thoughts down on paper or screen, instead of keeping everything bottled up inside. This morning began no different to any […] Read more…

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Let’s Go Outside: The Tale of Neville the Duck

When we moved into this house fifteen months ago we inherited three ducks. We named them Neville, Jemima and Vanessa. They were fascinating to watch as they swam in the pond, walked up the bank and across the garden to get to the paddock. There they would root about looking for the insects they adored. […] Read more…

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