• DUCKY DIARIES

    With the weather being warm, the ducklings spend their days outside and enjoy every minute of it! They love bobbing for lettuce and other leafy greens that we throw in the water. Yesterday they had their first taste of slugs which the guys have been collecting in a jar —

  • DUCKIES & SOLAR UPDATE

    The ducklings continue to grow before our very eyes. I cannot believe two weeks have passed already.  We finally got our solar permits from the city and also received the official reservation of funds notification. This means that the city will be paying 2/3rds of the solar panel kit. And

  • DUCKIES & SOLAR UPDATE

    The ducklings continue to grow before our very eyes. I cannot believe two weeks have passed already.  We finally got our solar permits from the city and also received the official reservation of funds notification. This means that the city will be paying 2/3rds of the solar panel kit. And

  • LIKE A DUCK TO WATER

         “I’m Queen of the world!”         Splishing and splashing            All clean and sweet As promised, here are photos of the bathing beauties! They love playing in the shallow water and are so clean and fluffy when they dry off. There was a posting on one of the comments boxes

  • GROWING FOR VICTORY

    Then two years ago, because of this alien threat to the very seeds of life of our home, I turned radical, declaring: ‘Let’s go for broke! Let’s put it all on the table!” I aimed to get as much food for our dinner table as we could possibly grow ourselves.

  • THE GREAT BLUEBERRY HARVEST?

    We harvested our FIRST blueberries of the season… Well, two actually! Hmmm, what on earth can we possibly do with TWO blueberries? They do make lovely blue eyes don’t you think? Oh yeah, I suppose you’ve already figured by now that we don’t have cable television. *grin*  Anyhow, the blueberry

  • ONE WEEK OLD

    The little duckys are one week old and growing exceptionally fast!!! It was such a warm day yesterday that we brought their box outside to enjoy the sunshine. We also placed a shallow pan of warm water for them to play in and boy did they have a grand time…

  • LIVING EASY

    Front yard IF… If you can meet with Triumph and DisasterAnd treat those two impostors just the same… ~Rudyard Kipling poem ‘IF’ ~ After seeing the widespread disaster the tornadoes did out East, we got to thinking how our life in So. California is certainly a soft, spoiled one. All

  • QUACKERS ARE HERE PART FOUR & GOING SOLAR

    We have some sad news to report, the extra duckling, (the little runt) died yesterday afternoon. When the ducks arrived, we could tell she wasn’t well and was far smaller than the others… That’s what happens in the world of nature, only the strong survive… Anyhow, it still was very

  • QUACKERS ARE HERE PART FOUR & GOING SOLAR

    We have some sad news to report, the extra duckling, (the little runt) died yesterday afternoon. When the ducks arrived, we could tell she wasn’t well and was far smaller than the others… That’s what happens in the world of nature, only the strong survive… Anyhow, it still was very