I bought some ducks today. They’re Indian Runners – and will be fawn and white. They come in numerous colors, including black, chocolate, and blue (more gray-black), but the fawn and white helps show them off as best as possible. I think they’re pretty sexy because they look like running bowling pins. They originally come from Indonesia and lay up to 200 eggs a year. Hello! As wikipedia.com states, they like swimming, “but they are likely to be preoccupied in running around grassy meadows looking for worms, slugs, even catching flies.” Gorgeous!
They are coming in March. I was told to buy your fancy, heritage poultry early as they are often sold out early from breeders. I may have a poultry fetish. I may need some help. I want to see Black Swan, I just bought some baby ducks (yet to be here at Orchard House), and I want turkeys. And quail. And a peacock – because their feather uses are infinite! I tried to order some turkeys today as well. I could only order 15 or more. That’s a lot of turkeys. And they’re messy. They’re dirty, dirty birds!
Today at Orchard House, we moved from rain to snow. I was actually outside during this transition. We are on an intensive outside schedule to get Bob Evans once and for all potty trained. We have about 1 1/2+ inches and more is expected tonight. Because it was snowing and picturesque, I had to leave the house, and brave the elements, to get my hot toddy making from the local store. It was slippery. It was treacherous. But I have the scotch. I can’t wait until I can send my ducks to get my scotch. They are my minions. I think that’s legal in Ohio.