Already……. the end of summer. Just where does the time go?? I’ve been trying to plan ahead for a very busy fall and this has made me neglect the blog posting and web updates.
I did adopt 3 ducks this summer…. they were looking for a retirement home and “I’m it”!! The duck’s are Indian Runners; not sure of their age. They came from a woman who uses them to begin the training of her herding dogs; but she decided she needs new, younger ducks. So, here we are…… with ducks.
Meanwhile, my Banty chickens continue to multiple. Go figure…. I got rid of my rooster the end of June. Egg incubation is 21 days. I had a new batch of chicks hatch yesterday, August 5. I’m not a math genius however, in my mind this doesn’t really compute?!?!?!?!
We have had the pleasure of meeting a new neighbor and her family this summer. I’ve had some great conversations and Q&A sessions with Kym. Below is a great picture that she took of my Dad with one of his “baby” elk, Shrek. Shrek was bottle fed as a baby when he was abandoned by his mother as the result of a difficult birth. Shrek was one of two babies that spring that were bottle raised, the second is a female named Fiona. She also is unusually tame and very much a “pet”.
I will try to post more often; I know there are many of you who enjoy reading. We have lots of exciting stuff coming up at the shop so I will do another post tomorrow night to highlight a few of these!!