Monday, May 08, 2006

duck, duck, GOOSE!

I haven't really mentioned the new batch of ducklings and goslings. They are now three weeks old and are quite precocious. I was waiting for a formal portrait outside on the lovely spring grass, but the weather has not been cooperating. They are quite vocal, the whole lot of them. I've yet to name the ducks. The geese, however, quickly acquired names. The two Brown Chinese with their elegant long necks are Mulan (it's Monkey's doing - everything Disney...) and General Tso. The Toulouse are Lucinda and Marcel.

You really can't do anything near their brooder pen without the geese telling you how to do it correctly. And the ducks all move in blustery herd of peeping from one end of the pen to the other anytime I approach.

So I give you the first glimpse of the water fowl. That would be General Tso demanding more baby spinach in his diet.


6 comments:

  1. So so so so cute! Are you going to eat them? I had my first "Oh NO! I can't eat this!!" problem tonight when I made some meatloaf out of a cow. I had to gag to get it down. Maybe I'll blog about it tomorrow.

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  2. No eating of the geese will take place. We did get a few Pekin ducks which may or may not end up on the table. Right now I can't picture eating them...

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  3. I love the idea of General Tso demanding anything! So very sweet. And I'm so so so glad to hear that no eating of the geese will take place!

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  4. So cute! I love the idea of having space for waterfowl. It's not going to happen now since I'm in the 'burbs... but some day.

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  5. I keep thinking of that adorable picture... it's definitely "cute overload". Just wait till the ducks stop going "weep, weep" and start to quack!

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