Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The babies

 Squeeee!  Aren't they adorable??
On Sunday we spent most of the day in the garden.
Blaine planted while I took notes or got water --
Lettuce, kale, chard, spinach, peas.
The goslings and ducklings were with us the whole day.
 The chicks? They were in their box the entire time.
Chicks are sooooo last year.  LOL
(But seriously, they are a lot smaller and more timid.)

 These babies are the sweetest things and LOVE to be with people,
particularly the goslings.  I think the ducklings would be more shy,
but they follow the goslings everywhere,
and peep in distress if they get too far away (the cutest).
Here they all are, snuggling with Truen while he played in the dirt.

 After planting and the subsequent clean-up,
we took a stroll to the orchard and around the farmplace.
We initially tried to keep the babies penned in the garden
(it was such a long walk for them), but they were so distressed 
seeing us walk away from them that we let them come with us.
Here they are, following the crew.

 But after their long walk they were tiiiiiiired.
When we stopped for a rest in the grass, 
they nuzzled right up to Diego and immediately took a nap.
Did you know that waterfowl have two sets of eyelids?
We didn't, though it makes sense.  
One is clear, on the inside of the outer eyelid, and goes front to back.

They were snuggling with Blaine as well.
In fact, they love him the most --
if he is outside they stick by him,
and when he walks away, even if there is someone else near,
they peep in distress and try to follow him.


Anne said...

OMG! I love the pics of those little furballs! And love to hear how affectionate they are. So super cute. Your boys are adorable as well! :) Looking forward to hearing about Nelly's little one in the next couple of days and then mine hopefully early next week and then yours just a few short weeks after! Fun and crazy times!

a. borealis said...

Fun and crazy times, for realz. I can't wait to hear the great news! Any plans to start blogging after this?

cloves corner said...

So adorable! I had a friend who had lots of ducks: they followed him everywhere. He lives in town now, but to this day he says those ducks were the best pets he's ever had.
We're getting our first-ever chicks the end of this month. It's been a long time coming. I'm excited.