Little Napoleon

Who would have thought that little Pearl – the smallest and shyest duck to pop out of the box – would become such a take-charge bird. CPT A calls her Little Napoleon. She shows no fear with the chickens, and yesterday, she charged the…

Getting their feathers

The ducks are in the midst of losing their down. Right now, they’re a patchy combination of soft and sleek as their first feathers begin to emerge. It’s most noticeable with Lilo. You can see the transition on her chest. She’s going to be…

May Update – lots of animals, some baking, and a bit of gardening

It’s hard to feel isolated when you’re surrounded by animals. That’s one of the things that has helped our family during these past weeks of self-isolation. The pets keep us firmly set in our routines. They provide us with companionship. They entertain us. I’m…

Not For the Faint of Heart

Today’s blog is not for the faint of heart. Shall I give you the worst first? Or shall I save it for last? I think I’ll just go ahead and get the creepy photos out of the way. Here goes – Creepy photo #1…

More Backyard Birds, More Crochet, and a Bit of Spring

Greetings! Here I am, yesterday, sitting in the sun in the backyard – the first time I was out and about in just about two weeks. Otherwise, I’ve been bedridden, overcoming a bout with the flu that slid into a case of pneumonia. It’s…