Well, I just missed the anniversary. February 7 marked TEN YEARS since I started this blog. A DECADE! That is more than a little mind-boggling, not to mention utterly terrifying. Where does the time go?! I remember starting this blog and it sure as hell doesn't feel like ten years ago. In that time I have written 1,847 posts (including this one!) It all started here.
And the flock... well, we received two new additions last weekend! Meet lovely Honey:
... and her beau, George!
Somewhere in heaven my father-in-law is laughing, because his name was George too! On the other hand, he believed in reincarnation, soooooo... ;)
George has a lot to say! My father-in-law was a chatty, gregarious guy too. :)
Honey and George came to use because of that article about me and the pigs in the Cornwall Standard Freeholder. They were in a very loving home; so loving, in fact, that their family thought it would be best if they found the ducks a home with more space to run around in. So their human mom sent me a lovely email, asking if we'd consider taking these two in.
So we did, and they fit in like they always lived here...
Honey even has a bit of a thing for our blind duck Lenny!
Their integration was surprisingly harmonious.
The only thing is...
George isn't too sure about the cats. He climbed up on a flake of hay to keep an eye on Pip and Buttercup the other day. None of the barn cats bother the birds but George and Honey need a little time to get used to this pack of felines wandering around!
These two new beauties are Saxony ducks. They're both two years old. Their family used to take them camping! They are very sweet and tame and like to follow me around. They enjoy a treat of kitten kibble, and like the rest of the my flock, they seem very fond of black oil sunflower seeds.
Thank you Catherine and family for entrusting us with these two, and you know you can visit them whenever you like!
PS Thank you so much for all your kind words about our hen Charlotte. It's just not the same without her in the barn, but it's nice to know she touched other people's lives as well.