I am sure you could have guessed that this is what we
might be up to these days!
The ducklings had their first outing yesterday,
and I became their safe zone.
Call me Mother Duck.
(And no, I am not this skinny... the camera was on "wide angle" setting...
big head, huge feet, tiny body... LOL)
Getting them out to the pen was a bit of a fiasco.
Thinking that it would be best for me to carry two
and then go back for the third was most definitely a mistake.
The first two insisted on trying to climb through the fence.
And with Sammie so interested in these tiny beings,
I was fearful that he just might try to help them through the
I ended up carrying the two back to the brooder house and picking up
the third one.
I would have preferred not carrying all three at one time...
but it all worked out ok.
Next time, I will take them out when Hubbs is around to help me.
They had their fill of fresh air, and ate a few tasty bugs,
before returning home for a much needed nap.
A trip into the big wide world is stressful and exhausting
for such a little being.
Each time will get easier...
until one day when they are ready to take on the big wide world
and have the run of the farm.
That day will not be soon,...