Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Duck!

Meet my new employees......

They are runner ducks and they look like bowling pins! Score!


Aren't they hilarious? They are my new company men - they'll follow me around during day and be all "yes ma'am" and "aint that right" and "that's a brilliant idea!"...this bunch will be my "yes men" for sure. Right now they are terrified, but tomorrow we'll issue them employee badges, make them sign non-disclosures, and get the a cubicle... I mean.. coop.

Kai thinks they look delicious and Titan even lost him composure laughing at their little squeaky toy noises. OD and his crew were also very interested in them.

We had to take our momma goose, Cindy, off her failed nest earlier this week. With no little ones to take care of the geese are a little confused right now. They have such a strong instinct to raise babies that they don't know what to do with themselves. So the peeping noises made the geese all gather around. It would be great if they geese really did take them on - then I wouldn't have to worry about these little ones at all. But we'll see.

Happy Thursday everyone!!

6 comments:

David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener said...

Are these ducks, er, employees for eggs or meat or both? They are funny!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

They are some little cuties :o) I can see them all baked up crispy with a nice sauce to go with the dressings :o)...Yumm

Robin said...

They are funny looking!! Hopefully they'll sign their papers and settle in nicely :)

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Hi Dave! Mostly for laying - but there could be some snuggling. Arent they a hoot?

Ha ha! Ginny - you are a woman after my own heart!

Robin - that cream one on the left side of the picture seems to be a bit of a rebel - but most of the plebes have setting in.

TW said...

They DO look like bowling pins!!! How funny!

Mr. H. said...

Oh my gosh...I'm trying to picture the dogs and ducks following you around the farm...laughing to myself. If you ever get a chance to read Carol Depps book "The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times" she has some interesting thoughts on ducks...matter of fact, in reading her book, she almost (almost) talked me into getting some this year. Have a ducky good day..quack quack.

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