Amy enjoying a swim in the new fish pond just last month

Our little Amy peacefully passed away on last Tuesday evening.

Thank you all for your kind words, support during her injury rehabilitation and this latest egg laying issue. What she went thru was enough to stress a normal human out – let alone a wee little animal.   So on Tuesday after spending an day with her friends and eating worms (her favorite) she started showing signs of being tired and then in just a few short hours her body peacefully expired.

We buried her in the garden to join all the other critters that have passed thru our lives.

As caretakers of creation, surrounded by life, death is something that urban homesteaders deal with on a sometimes monthly or weekly basis.    One never gets used to loosing an animal (especially one that we grew so attached to over this last year) but we do so appreciate they way that they die.  And the way that Amy died was an answer to our prayers and we were blessed to have shared our life with her.

We’ll miss the little girlie – she taught us a lot about ourselves and how fragile life is.   And life does go on.

Of course there’s more that I would like to say/write but am afraid I will cry all over the keyboard.   So I think the less said the better….


  1. Michelle says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. Sarah says:

    I’m so sorry about Amy. I was really hoping she pull through despite the odds. I’m glad, at least, that she seemed to go peacefully.

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  4. Laura @ Getting There says:

    I’m sorry to hear of this, but I’m glad that Amy had such loving and caring owners for the time she was here. So, so many animals don’t have that.

  5. 1916home says:

    Amy is one lucky duck to have all of you as her family. You are all blessed to have loved her and Im super sure she was blessed and loved you. Thanks for sharing your feelings with everyone, I know its difficult.

  6. Mindy says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, but rejoicing with you over the precious little life you were privileged to experience and share. I have experienced this type of loss a number of times, and it never gets easy, as you say. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Rose says:

    I think Amy had more friends from around the globe than any duck in creation. Vale Amy.

  8. Nome says:

    Aww, I’m so sorry.

  9. Brandy Sanford says:

    I get on facebook every day and the first thing I do is see if there is any news about Amy. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing but I believe all God’s creatures cross over the Rainbow Bridge where they play and have fun until we come to join them. I have no doubt little Amy will be there waiting for you all. She had a good life, so many don’t unfortunately. Thank you for sharing your journey with little Amy, thank you for caring for her and thank you for loving her.


  10. Chris says:

    Again, my deepest condolences over sweet Amy the duck! You were both such a blessing to each other on so many levels in addition sharing your wonderful posts about her. May her other pals continue to bless you with their charming antics and lovable personalities. Our pets and/or barnyard friends sometimes know how to handle passing over much better than we do. I agree with the Rainbow Bridge post. Sending hugs and continued blessings your way!

  11. Punya Heyn says:

    I have gotten a little attached to Amy…she did teach us a lot!

  12. Audra says:

    I am sorry for your loss. You gals and guys were excellent animal “parents” to her.

  13. Shelley says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. We have lost ducks here at our farm and it was really hard. There is something so special about them. She couldn’t have asked for a better family to take care of her.

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  15. Grizzly Bear Mom says:

    I am sorry to hear of Amy’s passing. I prayed for her to get well, and consulted with my mom and old farm girl. I see her waddling along with my ducks Bronson, Thoreau, and Louisa who went to the happy paddling pond 30 years ago.

    • Anais says:

      @Grizzly Bear Mom: Thanks for your kind words of comfort. She did actually get better… to the point where she laid eggs again! But, poor thing, the egg laying is what finally killed her, she just couldn’t pass the eggs.

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