Posts Tagged ‘Indian runner ducks’

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: 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…

Let’s Go Outside: Happy ducks

It has been a roller coaster few weeks here and the last twenty four hours have been very exciting.  Losing birds in such a vicious fashion through a fox attack is extremely distressing, yet, also, part of the life we have to accept. We can keep the chickens behind electric fence and lock the ducks up at night, […] Read more…

Let’s Go Outside: Duck shock and horror

This morning, around half past four, the ducks woke me up, quacking. Oh for goodness sake, I thought reaching for my glasses, they can’t need feeding this early, can they? I looked out the window, and the quacking turned into panicked quacking. Further down the field was a fox. You know what’s coming next don’t […] Read more…

Let’s Go Outside: Oh, For Duck’s Sake

What were you doing at 4.45 this morning? Sleeping? Well, I was climbing a rickety fence into the farmer’s field at the bottom of our paddock, in my pyjamas, in order to find a duck. The ducks, as lovely as they are, have started quacking very early in the morning. Firstly, at 4.40am, I have […] Read more…