I'm still sorting through the 148 photos. How can I decide which to post when the subject matter is this cute?
Of course, they don't stay still for long. After all, it's a big world out there and there's so much to see and do.
|Off we go!|
They have to learn to share,
And help with the gardening,
And explore the world around them
|Whatdaya think is in there?|
And dive into their pool,
|I think ya gotta turn around, silly!|
And get to know the other critters who live here.
|A grown-up cousin|
|And wildlife wandering by!|
And even try the piggies' patience by checking out the piggy water dish:
|Whaddaya s'pse this is for?|
|Well, I think it's pretty obvious.....|
|Iz a swimmin' pool!!|
Fortunately, Sophie-Lyn and Piggy-Sue thought it was all pretty funny:
|Heh heh heh heh heh|
|They's pretty silly birds, aren't they, Mama Kimberly?|
The little ducklings are Muscovy crosses, about two weeks old. Their mother died, probably from a broken neck, when she flew into a metal farm gate. She had been sitting on eggs for a couple of weeks, so Kimberly took the orphaned eggs and incubated them until they hatched, and has been handraising them ever since.
Of course, they have now imprinted on Kimberly and are quite convinced she is their mama.
|She's leaving us! Hurry! Hurry!|
And, for all intents and purposes, she is.
Welcome to the world, little duckies. You don't know how very lucky you are to have found a home with Kimberly.
Or maybe you do.
PS: For those of you who enjoyed the post a few days ago bout Carol and Bill's and Black Jack's visit, you can now read Carol's take on it, and see her photos on her blog here.