Donald and Daisy

Daisy and Donald are the only ducks on the farm at the moment.

Daisy has been laying one large egg for me since the spring of 2019. He took one 20 day break during the month of January 2020 and has been going strong ever since.

Her eggs are beautiful and twice the size of a large chicken egg.

A bowl full of duck eggs going into a pound cake. I just have to wait for one more to have the five I need for the moistest pound cake you ever put in your mouth!

Donald is becoming a little aggressive with the adult people on the floor by trying to lead the way when you’re trying to walk somewhere. He seems to hate shoes and pecks any near him. We thought he was being aggressive with Sadie but we now know they are quite chummy! He will come up to her face and lay his head against Sadie’s neck! They chase each other in and out of the pond and if Sadie is laying out in the sun napping Donald climbs up on her back, then the chase is on.

Sadie is tolerant of him I think because she has no one else to chase and play with it.

I’m in the process of looking for a couple more female ducks for him. I think Daisy wants to set but Donald keeps breaking up her nests.

So, the word is out, Rita is looking for three or four Daisy’s to add to the farm.

Donald is all puffed up trying to show everyone he is the master of his domain!
Resting by the pond

Snow for !st Day of Spring

We got another batch of wintry mix last night that started as rain.

Nine inches so far and it’s still snowing.

It’s peaceful and quiet! The only thing moving this morning are the birds at the feeders and a red fox at our pond. He had caught a mole and was heading back to his den with breakfast (I never have the camera in my hand for shots like this).

 

Hubby has gone out to feed the cattle and check for new babies.  Thank goodness those expectant mothers held out for at least another day.

It’s still snowing but supposed to end sometime this afternoon but not looking much like it right now.  Everyone stay warm and enjoy the bright whiteness while you can.  As farmers we don’t mind this very much because we know our fields, pastures and garden will grow abundantly in the coming months!

Have a great second day of spring!!

Accumulation

Finally we had some snow this morning to help the spring pasture growth!!  Here it is the middle of March and we get around five inches of the white stuff.  It started a little before 5:00 this morning and now it’s over and there are hints of blue sky peeping through.  

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