Sunday, August 31, 2008
They smell and taste luscious...just like Grape jelly...only fresher!
They are organic and so full of antioxidants....yummy!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday morning they were introduced to the pond and their new neighbor, Methuselah. At first they ignored each other, but soon were out paddling together. These new ducks have the tiniest wings and we fear they are completely flightless. The pond will serve as their protection from predators. Hopefully, Methuselah will show them the ropes and help them to survive as she has all these months!
Friday, August 22, 2008
They will spend their first night in our duck house and then be introduced to the pond on Monday. We will have pictures at that point.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
For our sanity, however, it is necessary to take the occasional break and relax a bit. Creek walking is one of those activities that offers needed refreshment. Taking the dogs for a walk through the creek, enjoying the coolness of the water and the beauty of the landscape around us is like a mini field trip. Lifting rocks, looking for crayfish....watching minnows dart around under the sparkling water's surface.... and watching the dogs follow their noses as they are hit with a multitude of smells along the way......all serve to make it a magical hour. There are areas along the creek, where erosion has caused amazing rock formations to appear....one of which offers us a brief rest on its' built in bench. I am forever in awe of this beautiful land we call home.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Blubbering is one of the characteristic mating behaviors of bucks. In this video Chip is blubbering at one of our Dwarf Nigerian goats because she is in heat. He spends a good deal of his day walking back and forth along the fence doing just this....blubbering. Poor, frustrated Chip! Following him around is Forrest. Forrest is Chip's son by Jill and sometimes the recipient of Chip's frustration.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Watch this video on Google to see our honey harvest.