Look what I picked up at the little store in town yesterday! Ducklings! I got six white Pekins and six Khaki Campbells.
It’s been a long time since I tried ducks. I love ducks, but at Stringtown Rising Farm, they kept running off to the river. Over and over. Here, there’s no river nearby for them to run off to, but plenty of creeks winding all around the farm, so I’m hoping they will be content to stay home.
Khaki Campbell duckling, center, beak showing to the camera.
For now, I’ve got them in the tub with the straight run chicks I got last week. It’s a bit crowded.
Later today, I’ll be moving them to a bigger tub, and probably putting that in the cellar. I can keep the heater on in there to keep them warm and get the mess out of the house.
My house looks like spring, doesn’t it? Seedlings and plants and chicks and ducks!
Precious is excited!
I’ve got some tomato plants that I bought, to get started on some earlier tomatoes, along with herbs–sage, chives, rosemary, basil, parsley, and some lavender.
I’ve got more tomatoes and some peppers that I’m trying to get germinated for planting later, back in the studio garden. The weather isn’t cooperating, for chicks and ducklings or plants either. It’s supposed to get down to around the frost point tonight, so no putting plants out today. Are you planting where you are? If so, I’m jealous!