Monday, May 07, 2007

With a Quack, Quack Here

The newest farm members:

We were expecting to get four, but apparently last week King Duck took out the competition. (The other one was a male that one of the hens hatched this spring. ) We are hoping that they will hatch some ducklings this summer yet, so we will have to read up on how to protect the males. Any advice is appreciated. I've never had ducks before so this is all new.

Our one chicken is not too thrilled with the arrangement. One of these days I must devote a whole post to the antics of our one chicken. She is quite entertaining. And to why we have only one chicken. We would like to get more, but haven't taken the time to make it happen.

As you may have noticed, I haven't been around much. I almost couldn't believe I hadn't posted since Thursday! How can that be? It has been busy. I went to a women's retreat with our old church on Friday. It was a wonderful! I don't really have the words to explain it, but I deeply miss the fellowship we had there.

We've been busy outside too. Working on gardens, wild foods and animals. The weather has been very comfortable and nice. I long to be out there digging in the dirt. In fact, I went out and planted after the kids were in bed. I was planting until 9:00! Hope the enthusiasm last through the harvest!

My nephew, Jude, was here today. The kids were so excited and they all played and played and played. They are sleeping well tonight. My SIL and niece are coming tomorrow, and my brother may stop in while he is in the area for a business trip.

In other news, we are getting new residents (yes humans!) to the 100 Acre Wood. They will be moving in this weekend. I'll post more about that later.

M.R.'s birthday is this week. This is probably the first year ever that I haven't been a little down at this time. I'm really trying to not expect anything, but deep down I'm very anxious for contact. Kellen asked me yesterday when we were going to meet her. I wish I knew son, I wish I knew.

Sorry for the rambling type post tonight. I'm a little tired, and feel like I have so much to catch up on! I have a feeling my posting and visiting will be a bit irregular through the summer. Apologies in advance. Maybe I will get a better written post in tomorrow! Hope you are enjoying fabulous weather in your part of the world too!


  1. Oh, I wish I was out there planting too! This is my first year nit being a home owner and so I don't have my little plot. I'm hoping to do some pot gardening...

    I hope you do hear from M.R. that's such an interesting story!

  2. New residents -- family, friends, or strangers?
    Aunt Nancy