Sunday, August 13, 2006

Ducklings


Fourteen ducklings hatched last week. They were a mix of purebreed Pekins and mixed Pekins. The colour variation is striking when they are tiny and the dark ones look so appealing with their 'masks'. They are all in the barn now, in a nursery stall where they will stay as they grow. We will keep the dark ones as the purebred Pekins are destined for central Newfoundland as a starter flock.

In the field I found that the herbs have taken off and the elecampane is starting to flower. The plants this year are taller than I am. Obviously they like being on the edge of the horse manure pile!

I have played around with Squidoo in an effort to be seen further afield in terms of art and commissions. My lens provides a little information, but I'm not sure yet if it is more than a simple marker in a new trend of toys. Time will tell.

I haven't had a lot of time for drawing this weekend, except for some sketching for the scavenger hunt. In keeping with the 'growing' theme, there are some of the jalapenos growing in the greenhouse. After harvest, they are destined for drying and for making stuffed jalapeno poppers, yummy.

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2 comments:

Mallika said...

The ducklings are so cute. I can see their orange fluffiness from here. I remember once actually being able to touch one -- so incredibly soft!

Jeanette Jobson said...

They are so sweet as new ducklings - even as adults really. I do enjoy all the ducks at all ages.