Last week and a half was a rough one, really rough – still is.
I know many of you who have been following the duckie saga on our Facebook accounts – thanks for your concern and prayers.
One of our duckies sustained a bad neck injury. It happened when the duckies were rough housing – seems to have pulled or bruised a neck ligament or tendon. The injury was so bad that Amy couldn’t even lift her head. I think Dawn (our six year old duck) was the one that instigated the tussle and injury to Amy. Lately, Dawn’s been acting more like a he duck or drake. She’s getting old and not laying as much so she seems to be developing a lot more male tendencies.
Just one of those freak things that happen when you have animals and it really derailed everyone’s plans, projects and schedules (not to mention sleep routine) With such an injury for the first 72 hours she needed around the clock care and that really took a toll.
Though Amy (of Meg, Jo, Beth duckie clan) is doing “better” she’s not out of the woods and would appreciate your prayers. With such an injury it takes time to heal but then time can reveal some complications. Not to mention these types of injuries are never covered in books so you DIY on a wing and a prayer. Books just cover the basis sicknesses and diseases but never stuff like this. Stuff like this you learn via experience and it’s certainly been an extremely stressful and emotional experience and we do hope she pulls through.
Now that she’s able to eat on her own (she still can’t stand), there’s loads of catching up to do here on the urban homestead and here on the journal. With an invalid duck, forget about keeping track of what we ate hence the ‘weekly meal wrap up’ is on hiatus at the moment. I do have to post what we ate that week prior to the incident so that will be forthcoming.
Dear, oh, dear I am soooo far behind …..
Oh and farewell to summer – goodbye and good riddance! Yeah, sorry a little bitterness there but have to say it was another weird summer – or whatever it was just wasn’t well, you know summer like the “old days. ” Had to deal with roller coaster weather pattens, bugs, bugs and bugs the likes we’ve never seen before (climate change?)
So we’ve had our full and are ready to close this chapter and open up a new one which we hope will be somewhat “normal” because growing food is hard enough as it is.