Birds Are Chirping, Bees Are Buzzing, and We’re Expecting…

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…Ducklings! Anticipation is filling our homestead. We have decided to let our girl Millie sit on her clutch of eggs. As of today, she is sitting on 23 eggs and we are not quite sure what we are getting  ourselves into. We knew after raising our three ducks, the only way we would have more is if it happened naturally. So we are letting nature take it’s course. Our mama duck was nice enough to make her nest on the patio by our back door under our firewood pile. Not the best spot for a nest, but all the  eggs are in one place so it makes it easier for a daily count. When Millie first started laying, we found eggs everywhere, including the pond. Now she is a pro!

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Her boyfriends (and bodyguards) Milhouse and Moe wait patiently for her to take a break from nesting so they can play in the pond and eat grubs and slugs together.  While Mille is all about the nest, Moe and Milhouse are all about charging anyone they feel is getting too close to their lady (mainly our dog Olive and our cat Franklin) and it’s a hoot!

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To bee continued…

~Sara

 

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