Rescue or resident ducks?

Over the last couple of weeks several female Mallard ducks have been released back into freedom – the WILD! 😉

One disappeared, one comes back every now and then but the two which we released two weeks ago have turned into a permanent resident feature.

Norbert and Daffy just won’t want to leave!

They are around everywhere and sometimes you have to be careful where you step and what you do. They sit right next to a step so you hardly see them, hide underneath ferns or the lavender bush. They try to get inside with the prospect of food, follow you into the garage. They walk around the deck most mornings and you get woken up by sudden loud “quacks” – I have the suspicion they know where our bedroom is.

A fluffy brown alpaca nose in close-up

Alpaca checkup

Drove down into the valley today to check up on the alpacas and the cheeky moo.

Shorn alapacas looking like stick anaimals running through a gate back into a wide paddock

Hard work weekend

A weekend of alpaca shearing, vet attendance, fixing fences and water troughs.

A little grey-yellow duckling between childrens hands

A little chirp

A few days ago we found this little chirp under Fluffy’s wings. A duckling hatched by a chicken…
Unfortunately it survived only for 2 days.

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