Posted by Kitty Sharkey , Saturday, July 6, 2013 11:20 AM
So it's been a while since I've written a post here. Why? Too many reasons. Too many things to do and not enough time to just sit and reflect. My spring schedule was full with one event after another. Then Mom came to visit for three weeks. And now we've been dealing with unbearable heat and humidity. But even that seems to have let up a bit. Finally!!!
But today, I'm celebrating life. Specifically NEW life. Spanky is now a Papa! Mary's little ducklings started hatching out this morning. So far I've been able to count nine. But she was sitting on 18 eggs, so who knows how many she'll have under her by the end of the weekend. For now, I've put up some fencing in the corner of the yard where her nesting house is so that the other critters will leave her alone. She has food, water, and much needed privacy. I'm trying not to disturb her too much right now.
Once the little ones have their feet about them and start wandering around, I'll try to get some good video to post. But for now, here's a little preview.