So, Deedee the duck disappeared for the last 35 days or so. She appeared at some point during each day to eat and to relieve herself of a giant, horrible, stinky poop (like, seriously - those poops landed a good foot away from her with sheer propulsion). About 15 days in, I managed to follow her...as she hopped over our fence, into the neighbours yard and under their woodshed. I kept putting off going to the neighbours' house and digging around under their woodshed to find her....so I can't really blame anyone but myself for what I came home to yesterday!
Oh, Deedee, you sneaky girl, you! 8 ducklings.
This is where they were when I got home. Enjoying their first mud bath!
Basically the reason for having a pond ;)
I've sold two of them, and hopefully will sell the rest! These funny tiny ducklings pop through the duck house fencing even when their mom is locked in - so then swim around the pond all on their own while she frantically calls them back!
Abby doing her due diligence of emptying the duck house of all possible future ducklings. She crawls in and retrieves those eggs without breaking them! Ryan got the egg-retrieval job for all of 1 egg (said egg never made it out of the duck house). Zoey still needs egg retrieval training.
I love my Abby.
And to finish, a fuzzy pile of cute!