Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just Ducky

Don't tell me spring is not on the way. I have the proof. Not in the way of marshmallow peeps and plastic eggs we are all wheeling our shopping carts past at the grocery store. I'm talking real, live, peeping proof of fluffy adorableness.

We have four new baby ducks. And yes, they are already much bigger than when I took these pictures. In fact, they will be bigger by the time I finish typing this post. They are playful, fluffy and fun. And my children are filled with joy at the sight of them. Unlike our chickens, the kids can actually feed the ducks handfuls of lettuce, raisins and other treats right out of their hands with just a light tickle of their excited bills as opposed to sharper beaks. They are Pekins, which means they are soft and yellow now, and they will grow into the beautiful all-white ducks. Their cuteness is off-the-charts, as is the elation captured on my kids' faces. Our small, backyard homestead is slowly growing.

Here is a great teaching website to use for ducks. It provides helpful educational facts about ducks for kids, but also links to good duck related crafts, stories and songs. All About Ducks for Kids.

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