The Ducklings Have Arrived!

Such exciting news! Our ducklings have arrived! Two weeks ago, they flew all the way from California in this box.

They were born on a Monday – we got them on a Thursday – and they’ve been growing exponentially ever since.

Here they are taking their first swim.

They love the water. It was amazing how natural it was for them to swim and how good they were at it from the start.

They’ve since moved to the bathtub for their daily dips.

When not swimming, they live in a pen in our basement. There’s a heat lamp to keep them cozy, and Ginger keeps their food and water filled and their quarters clean.

The first pet that got to meet them was our cat, Shadow.

She’s intrigued and enjoys watching their swims.

We’ve also introduced the ducklings to our chickens.

The chickens weren’t terribly interested.

The ducklings, however, loved being outside.

Hopefully it will be warm enough for them to go out again today. That’ll probably be the highlight of our Fourth…that and the barbecue CPT A is planning.

I hope you all have a fun and safe Fourth of July!

From the dining room table, thinking I should probably go get dressed now before it’s time to make lunch,

Mrs. Smythe