Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Ducklings and Dogs

The last little duckling hatched this morning, so the incubator is now empty.

All four are now settled under the heat lamp and see to be doing fine.
The previous hatch that are now 4-5 weeks old are still doing well and starting to grow there feathers and this morning I could hear the first little attempts at quacks so it sounds like there little voices are breaking.

Another bug to share with you 
this one is a good guy, he is a dung beetle, I found him in the alpaca poo this morning
he played dead for a while, the colours underneath him were very iridescence, a lovely bug with lovely markings.
I haven't showed you much of Sol, he has been with us now just over a week and has settled in fine.
He as made himself at home, today I caught him lying on my bed, not for long I hasten to add
 he is starting to understand the routine of the animals now and like Kara he doesn't understand Flash the tortoise and keeps trying to get him to play
He like to have a session playing ball in the afternoon, I have been walking him with Kara up to the post box at the end of the drive, Kara plods along 10 miles behind us, today I walked Sol off his lead and he was very well behaved, both dogs stood at the end of the drive and admired the view, he seems to understand that Kara isn't well and when we are out walking he stops and looks for her and is happy to wait until she catches up, Kara tries to join in when we play ball but she cant chase the ball, so Sol drops the ball about 10ft away from me and Kara picks it up and brings it for me to throw again, after a couple of goes she is tired out and lays at my feet while Sol keeps going.

Other news, I got the peas planted out today and sowed some more radish, I also started planting in the borders that Martin started making for me, the passion flowers are in and the fig trees, tomorrow I want to get the big grape vine in, once the background stuff is in I can start planting perennials.

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  1. Lovely to hear that Sol is settled and happy. Good that Kara is still enjoying her walks and games and that Sol understands Kara is not well . My thoughts are with you re Kara .

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    1. Sol is like an overgrown puppy at times, very happy tail waggy dog :-)

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  2. Every thing sounds good, glad Kara and Sol get along.

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    1. Its all rolling along Kara has put him in his place a few times :-)

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  3. Well, if you've got your peas in up where you are, I may just (finally!) risk putting my beans out . . .

    Sol sounds to have settled in well, and has understood that Kara needs companionship and not rough and tumble. (Mind you, he's probably past that too).

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    1. Sol like a good rough and tumble but waits until Martin is home and picks on him, :-)

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  4. It's all sounding lovely! Perhaps I'll plant my peas today. Sol looks like a good fella and good company for you and Kara.

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    1. All is ticking along fine I am happy with they way its all coming together :-)

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  5. Lovely that Sol understands Kara's limitations and looks out for her.

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  6. Sol sounds a lovely gentle and understanding dog. I'm glad that he's happy with Kara and of course, with you.

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    1. He is very soppy lanky leg gentle old boy :-)

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  7. Oh Dawn he sounds the sweetest of dogs! I've planted my peas out too & I might scatter some more radish & spring onion seeds at the weekend x

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    1. Sowed more radish the other day this time it was a mixed pack :-)

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  8. Perfect. Animals are more understanding then we give them credit for. I'm glad its working out for you.

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  9. Just caught with your news about having another friend for Kara. He sounds like a nice boy, and seems to have settled in quickly, apart from getting on the bed!

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    1. I think he is going through puppy hood again :-)

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  10. Got my peas in today as well. I'll plant some more in the greenhouse in the next day or so. Glad the dog is settling in, he's got a good home there.

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    1. I am going to get some more on the go in a few weeks :-)

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  11. Are the ducklings destined to be food, or are they just pets?

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    1. They are all for the table, I have hatched 7 now between the 2 batches, the adults are the breeding and layers :-)

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