…and have you all finished your taxes? We filed ours in February so I don’t have to worry about this. But also a big thing happening on today is my husband’s great grandma’s 100th Birthday! (Not many people can say they have grown up with their great grandma (I had mine until I was about 10) or their great, great grandma!) What an accomplishment! We celebrated her birthday on Saturday with many family and friends! It was so nice. I have been married to my husband for almost 18 years and there were people there that I have never met. They came from far and wide!! Not everybody could come so there were lots of missing people too, but it was still nice.
So Happy 100th Birthday Nanny!!
So on to our little farm news. We have had two more ducklings hatch as of today. One the night before last and one this morning. The one from this morning is still in the incubator drying off and getting all nice and warm.
So the duck on the left was hatched on Friday. The duck on the right was hatched on Sunday night or very early Monday morning. Look at the size difference already. I may not be able to put the new duck with these guys. Ugh. I have one more in the hatching incubator that is pipping and two more in the other incubator that are not going to be ready for several more days I think. I will have to go back to my notes and check to make sure. Turkeys should start pipping on Thursday if there are going to be any. Keep your fingers crossed.
Do you guys know what this is? Ugh. This is the nest of duck eggs that I finally found today. I have only been getting one duck egg for several days from my two ducks. This is the first time I haven’t gotten one from each so I was pretty sure something was going on. I have been all over the area that the ducks roam in looking for the nest. I finally found it today. Want to know what it is under? The lawn mower. Ugh. It is going to have to be moved probably this weekend. I kind of want to leave them for the duck to sit on when she decides she has enough, but with this yesterday
(yeah, that’s snow) I’m not sure if any of these will hatch or not. And I’m not entirely sure that she is going broody. But normally the eggs are just laid willy nilly around the yard. So maybe she is. I just am not sure how to handle moving them or taking some out so there is room for ones that might actually hatch. So I just left them this morning. One reason I left them is because I set my hand in a big pile of duck poop while trying to take a picture of them. I always have some sort of poop on me.
Can you tell I have a hole in my water hose? The ducks can. They love to play in the water that puddles up while I’m trying to get everything watered as fast as I can so I don’t waste water running out. Have to buy a new hose this week. I was happy that I was still able to use the hose this morning even though it was still below freezing when I went outside. I am so over carrying buckets of water around.
Well, that is all the updates for now. I’m going to leave you with an example of what I find on my phone every time Gabby gets done playing with it. Have a great day everyone!