“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

Gob-smacked!

Well, it's happened again.
As I knew it would.
It seems the heart has an unlimited capacity for love,
and I have fallen... hook, line, and sinker,
for three little souls that have come to live on the farm.


You may remember two weeks ago, when the duck eggs 
that we had found in a neighbor's yard
(yes, from our ducks)
began to hatch.

One, two, three baby ducklings hatched on Monday, two weeks ago.
And yesterday, having grown exponentially in two weeks time,
they came to live on the farm.


You've seen the videos of our wacky runner ducks,
so you know that they are not very socialized when it comes
to us humans.


These ducklings, on the other hand, have imprinted on humans,
and love to be cuddled.


Place your hand upon the ground and you immediately
have a duck, or three on top of your fingers.


They love to have their bellies rubbed.

Oh. My. Goodness!
They are adorable beyond words.


I am smitten!
Gob-smacked!
I might be moving into the brooder house with them so that I can
just cuddle them all day long!
Not even kidding.

We had a spectacular weekend here on the farm.
After months of heat and humidity,
we had a cool, dry weekend and it was wonderful!


All of the animals are so much happier without the intense heat.


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