Monday, March 23, 2009

Like a Hole in my head...

Have you ever heard the expression: "I need that like I need a hole in my head."? Well that describes my latest animal acquisition perfectly. I did not plan it, did not even particularly want it. Really had no idea how to care for it, and yet.... here I am the proud surrogate mother to two little Blue Swedish ducklings.
It happened innocently enough. I was going to the feed and seed to pick up a group of Araucana chicks that had just been delivered that day. I had decided that it would be lovely to have hens that lay blue/green eggs. So, I picked my son up from school last Thursday and off we went. As soon as we walked in he spied the little box full of ducklings. He turned to me and said, "Please, Mom!?" I was totally caught off guard. Between his beautiful blue eyes, begging me to let him take them home and these....


cute little fuzzy faces. How could I say no? Yes, I know, I'm such a softie!

I wonder if I can train them to follow along beside the canoe this summer.... hummmm, I wonder? If anybody has any suggestions on how I might go about accomplishing that, let me know.~Rhonda

19 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh...I just want to hold them!! How adorable and sweet is this! :) Congratulations, new mommy. :)

Vee said...

Oh, but aren't they cute!! If they get big enough, perhaps you can harness them and they can pull the canoe. Just kidding! Bread crumbs cast upon the water...yes, that sounds good unless they'll be so big that they'll swamp the boat. LOL!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

You don't have to explain it to me...those faces are so sweet! I can't wait to watch them grow up!
Happy Monday!
XOXO
Joni

Pots 'n Prims said...

Oh they're precious!!
And we had Araucana chickens for several years & they're the sweetest of any breed in my opinion! Ours have since all died out (from old age) but I hope to get some more soon! I love their colored eggs too! :)
Happy Spring!
lisa

Rose said...

They are sweet. To bad they won't stay that small. Baby ducks are so adorable.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh how cute Rhonda!! I want a duckling too~Oh aren't they darling!

My friend Carolyn at cranberrycrossings.blogspot.com needs some bunny advice...you had one right? Their neighbor got tired of their bunny and set it free....it came over to her house so she is caring for it while she decides what to do!

Meggie said...

Oh Rhonda! They are so dear!! I LOVE ducks and have had my share over the years. They can actually be quite social, much more so than chickens. I used to put my ducklings in the swimming pool..can be a bit messy...and they loved to stay around people rather than go off on their own. Good luck!

Christy said...

We almost did the same thing! Except where we went you had to buy a minimum of 6, and 6 ducklings I did NOT want!

Anne Marie said...

Well, that's it...I'm going to have to look into buying some blue sweedish ducks! too cute!!

and what do you mean you want to move in? you sweetie pie! you have it good right there at your farm house! you are toooo sweet!

thanks for all of that- and I think you would look fab with the stripe/check combo ;)

Kathleen Grace said...

They're adorable Rhonda! And what's two more little fuzzy sweet chicks? They wont take up any room at all in the yard and your son will enjoy them so much. You're a good mom:>)

Billie Jane said...

Rhonda...your babies look like two little sweet ducklings from a "Mother Goose" story...they are precious!!!

bj said...

Well....I KNOW how cute that boy of yours is...big ole blue eyes..
and I can see how cute THESE little babies are...so,.....
NOPE...CAN'T BLAME YOU A BIT !!
Now you hafta keep us updated on their growth...;O)

Pony Girl said...

They are adorable...I couldn't resist them, either! If they are raised around humans, they might learn to follow the canoe. We hatched a duckling from eggs in my Kindergarten class once, and that duckling lined up with the children outside and followed them everywhere!

Sinclair said...

They are so sweet!! I bet you will get them following as soon as they are big enough.

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

Rhonda,

Such adorable little ones, so cute...hope that you continue to share more pics!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Well I don't have any suggestions, but they sure are cute!

CJ xx

Joy said...

They are so cute. Just in time for Easter too!

Michelle said...

They are so cute!!

Val said...

OMGaw...look how darn cute they are, those lil feet. adorable!!!!