It has been busy around here and I have fallen out of blogging. You all know how easy it is to loose a few hours happily traveling through blog land! And when you type about as fast as an untrained chimpanzee like I do it takes a while to get out a post! But,I vow to do better for Papaw. He has been under the weather and I have it on good authority, and by good authority I mean Nana, that he enjoys reading about the farm. So here I go again,lol!
We lost Crazy Daisy the mallard duck. She decided to sit on a hidden nest again and instead of the nice safe hay pile she used last year she found another place that I could not find. Staying the night outside the coop here has a 0% survivability rate and sadly one of the oh ...I would say... thousands of pillaging and marauding coons that live in this National forest had her for supper.
The little blessings of life never cease to make me smile...the same morning I found Crazy Daisy's remains I found her nest full of green eggs hidden behind a bucket in one of the old goat houses! I almost cried at the sweetness of it. I carefully gathered them up and brought them inside and got out my incubator and got it set up. I had no idea if they would still hatch. But guess what,they did!
Now that your moment of awwww has fully sunken in I would like to say,baby ducks are the stinkiest of all baby poultry! I just can not fathom how something so cute can be so dang smelly! They will be moved outside in another day or so. As we walk by and peer into their box a dozen times a day we all have the same reaction of ,"They are sooo cute.....dang these things stink!"
I know you all need a goatie fix because really how can one have a day without a goatie fix of some sort! So here is a goatie goat picture for you all today! This is Heidi, Nibbles' baby girl....
Don't let that sweet face fool you ,she is a piranha in a goat suit! She will attack you as soon as she sees you and commence to trying to eat all your clothes off! All Nibbles' babies have been like that,supper friendly but extremely bitey! Maybe they just want us all to be naked,lol! Yikes!