Saturday, April 9, 2011

Blogging for Pawpaw

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!

Crazy Daisy lives on through her babies!


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!

24 comments:

Teresa said...

So wonderful to know you're still around! Glad you found the eggs. That's small comfort to losing Daisy, but at least her nesting efforts and sacrifice were rewarded. That is one cute kid! Hope she doesn't eat all of your clothes.

Pricilla said...

It's good to see you back. I understand completely what you mean about time.

The ducklings are very cute. So is the kid - even if she bites.

DebH said...

So Good to hear from you!! I always check in on you and wondered how you were getting along!? What a neat thing in that those baby ducks hatched. You are a dear to incubate them!! and Life does get busy these days...doing the "real" things in our world sure is fun though!!!

Nancy said...

What a nice surprise -- So glad the ducklings made it through all of the marauding. Surprised the coons didn't eat the eggs too.

That little goatie looks to be a bit impish. So cute, though. :)

wayside wanderer said...

It is good to see you back! Poor Crazy Daisy, but what sweet blessing to find that nest and be able to hatch cute little duckie babies.

Nekkid Chicken said...

Nekkid farming, I like the sound of that. LOL Nawt with my loony neighbors. I agree ducks do stink but, one day we will have a duck pen. Take care,
Mal

Nekkid Chicken said...

OH I forgot --- Waves a big ole Howdy to Paw Paw.

:O)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your day is as special and beautiful as you! Filled with beautiful blessings!!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I used to have a pet duck I raised from a baby when I was a kid. Even if they're stinky - they are mighty cute!

Melodie said...

Anonymous,
Thank you very much!

Tina said...

So glad you are back in blogland, have really missed you....your additions to yourfamilyarereally cute...guess they will imprint on you as their mom, or? That phirana goat is too cute for words....how are the donks?

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear about Crazy Daisy, but you did luck out on finding her nest and hatching out her babies! They are so cute!

The new kid is cute, I thought they all tried to eat one's clothes.

Texan said...

ahhhh the ducklings are so great!!! I am so glad they hatched for you!
Heidi is sooo cute!

Kelly said...

Love the pictures! Welcome back, I've been absent too. What kind of goat is Heidi?

Melodie said...

Tina
Bonnie and Clyde are great!

Kelly,
Heidi is half nigerian dwarf and half Nibbles. Nibbles is a dwarf breed all her own,lol but she is a very good milk goat what ever she is!

texwisgirl said...

Hi girlie! Thought of you the other day when hubby got the call to ship out again... Wondered how you've been...

Your sweet mallard hen must have drawn those racoons away from her eggs and sacrificed herself. SO glad you found her nest and got them to hatch for her! They're adorable! SUCH a sweet little goat girl! Sounds like you have a hazardous place there tho - noxious gases and clothes-eating parasites...

Doc said...

Missed you so very much. God bless Crazy Daisy at least you saved her children.

Debbie said...

Naked and stinky. Sounds like your having fun!!

Julia said...

IT is oh so easy to get out of habit of blogging. I know this feeling. Had a little 3 month hiatus my self. :)

Those little ducklings brought some moisture to my eyes. What a great surprise and relief.

Feral Female said...

Sometimes the blogging does tend to get forgotten. Glad you`re back and so glad to see those wee ducklings!

goatmilker said...

So glad to hear from you. Tha ducks are so cute but you are right they sure do stink! Have a good day! Rebekah

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

A sad post with a sweet twist. I'm glad you got those little duckies hatched!Poor Momma.

John Gray said...

never leave blog landok.....?
too many stories to read ok?x

Lin said...

I kept wondering where you were and what you were up to! I missed ya, pally! I really did. I love your farm stories. :)

How very sad to lose your Daisy. But what JOY in her babies. Gees, I was gonna cry that was so sweet--except for the stinky part. :)

I'm glad you are back and posting again!