Monday, November 26, 2007

Finishing touches and ducks



This past weekend Chuck's goal was to finish adding onto the shelter for the cows and sheep. I have not seen them using it yet but I am sure as soon as we get some snow they will be hanging out in there.

The 7 ducks are from our friend Ahna, she and her family hatched them earlier this year and brought them to us the week after Ilana was born. Ducks are so different from chickens. First they are noisy! They seem to be constantly talking. They also travel in a pack. They seem very dependent on one another unlike the chickens that only seem to care about another chicken when one has found a treat. The ducks also love water, I have found them swimming in the water bucket making a dirty mess and 'tainting' the water so the sheep or cows will not drink it. They have not started laying eggs yet but I check everyday. Unlike chickens Ahna said the ducks will lay eggs anywhere- mostly outside of the coop.

2 comments:

Ahna Bishop-Jara said...

Hey Jen and Chuck!
It's nice to hear about our lovely ducks. I hope that you are enjoying them and their hard eggs.

I have tried to contact you but don't have your current phone number... all my fault, as usual I can't keep track of my notes around the house. Please call me as soon as you get the chance. We have some sad news... I don't have any other way to say it, Rene passed away unexpectedly last week after a short battle with cancer. But anyway, I wanted to talk to you. I hope you are all doing well and we send our best.
Ahna, Selena and Xavier

Ahna Bishop-Jara said...

Hey Jen and Chuck!
It's nice to hear about our lovely ducks. I hope that you are enjoying them and their hard eggs.

I have tried to contact you but don't have your current phone number... all my fault, as usual I can't keep track of my notes around the house. Please call me as soon as you get the chance. We have some sad news... I don't have any other way to say it, Rene passed away unexpectedly last week after a short battle with cancer. But anyway, I wanted to talk to you. I hope you are all doing well and we send our best.
Ahna, Selena and Xavier