Tag Archives: Ducks

Two Drakes is One Too Many!

With a flock of four female ducks, two frisky drakes are a bit too much for them. And particularly for Dilly, our physically challenged duck. We are looking for a … Continue reading

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Ducks In a Row

Do you have your ducks in a row? I do. Until a few days ago they had never ventured into the drive, choosing to stick the the area right around … Continue reading

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The Restorative Power of a Bath

Dilly the Duck

Sometimes a girl just needs a little alone time in the tub. Take Dilly for instance. Dilly is our much loved, physically challenged duck. It’s been a hard winter for … Continue reading

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First Snow of the Year

Ducks flying into the pond

After yesterday’s rude surprise of a frozen pond, the ducks proceeded with caution on this morning of the first snow. They didn’t race to dive in this morning. Instead, they … Continue reading

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Ice Cubes

ducks have a rude awakening in an icy pond

Wintry cold set in over the past two days. Yesterday, Paul fired up the outdoor wood boiler for the first time this season – a week later than last year. … Continue reading

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Sunday September Snapshots

duck family

It was a gorgeous Sunday in our little corner of Maine today. I tried to spend as much time outside as possible. I helped Paul cut and stack wood, made … Continue reading

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In Search of a Flock

miri and glify staying for dinner

Miri and Gilfy are our Buff Orpington and Barred Rock mix chickens, hatched in June. They are now living (temporarily) in a dog crate next to the big girl’s coop … Continue reading

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August Weekend Snapshots

duck checking out the skies

It’s been a weekend full of puttering – a little weeding, a little landscaping around the pond, a little planting of new lettuce, spinach and kale. A little photography along … Continue reading

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The Slug Patrol

ducky weather brings out slugs

We’re having a much needed rainy day at Downeast Thunder Farm  –  nice soft steady rain has been falling all day. Perfect Ducky Weather – just right for bringing out … Continue reading

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Progress with Project Ducky Unification

merging two duck families

Two nights after Project Ducky Unification got underway we had a late night disturbance. At 4 a.m. I awoke to the sound of frantic ducks. My first thought was that … Continue reading

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Reflections

chasing baby ducks

Do you suppose they notice their reflections? Oscar’s double reflection as she chases off the ducklings.

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Dunkin Ducks

dunkin ducks

The ducklings have taken up synchronized bobbing, diving for pond goodies!

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A Weekend on the Farm

A Common White Tail Skimmer Dragonfly takes a break

It was a weekend of two weather forecasts. Saturday was beastly hot and humid. Sunday was glorious – a perfect Maine summer day. I spent both days outdoors working on … Continue reading

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Project Ducky Unification

Merging the ducks

It’s been a week since we introduced the ducklings to the pond. Since then the big ducks have learned to tolerate the new ducklings and the babies have learned how … Continue reading

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Feathered Babies Update

Puddles and Gabby

I spent the most glorious hour this evening sitting at the edge of the duck pond, sun dipping lower in the sky, with a glass of wine and my book. … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, and More Rain!

A full pond after a lot of rain

We’ve had a bit of rain lately. Well, more like torrential downpours. I can’t remember the last dry day we had. My weeds are flourishing and the garden is waterlogged! … Continue reading

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Launching of the Duckies

launching of the ducks

The ducks make their maiden voyage in “The Big  Pond” today! When we took the fencing down that separated the duck yard from the pond, it took them a few … Continue reading

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Duckling’s First Dip

Pekin Ducklings First Swim

It was a stupendously beautiful day here – perfect for the new ducklings first swim. Here are Puddles and Gabby testing out the water in my rubber tote. This swimming … Continue reading

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Cute in a Bucket (Squared)

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Check out the little cuties who joined the farm today! We picked these little baby Pekin ducklings up from the local feed store today. We’ve eagerly awaited their arrival so … Continue reading

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Have you Hugged Your Duck Today?

Duckie footbath

Hannah has! Quackers is having a warm Epsom salt foot bath. Her waddle has turned into a limp as a result of an infected sore on her foot. It’s been … Continue reading

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