“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

The Week's End Wrap-Up

Life is just ducky in duck world...
I wish it were so in people world.

Our little white muscovy gal has adjusted to her new home.
I think it's safe to say she is enjoying the companionship of like-minded ducks!

Last evening while changing the water in their pool,
I stopped to really watch and examine this group of quackers.

It seems we have 3 male runner ducks and 2 females.
Males have a little curly feather on their tale and females "quack".
I would have preferred more females, as runner ducks are wonderful egg layers.

As for the muscovy ducks... I'm not yet sure of the distribution of males to females.
Males are significantly larger than females.

A couple of them are enormous,
a couple are moderately sized and a couple are small.
Time will tell.

Muscovy ducks are heavy-footed ducks and remind me more of geese than ducks.
They are also much quieter than the runners. 

I am happy to report that our 5 wild (rescued and farm-raised) mallards
are still alive and well.
They spend their days with the other pond ducks, like one big happy family.
Hopefully, they will stay and call the pond home.

Remember that last guinea who was sitting on the nest next to the greenhouse?
Well, she abandoned her nest.


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