Sunday, April 15, 2012

Easter bits.

Hello! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful spring! We certainly are, and I can already see our social calendar filling up for the summer with birthdays, graduations, weddings and weekend BBQ's. It's definitely going to be a busy season for us!

I know that Easter was a full week ago, but I thought I'd share a few pictures from the holiday. We had a fantastic day, with the highlight being 4 baby ducklings we got for the kids! Jon and I had discussed getting ducks for the kids for Easter after we moved to our new house and realized that there weren't any ducks that lived in the small lake in our backyard. We lived on a lake at our old house as well, and it was so much fun to see all the baby ducklings being born every spring.

 All four ducks, about 2 days old in this picture

And with that, we are officially raising ducks! The type of ducks we got are more of a domestic breed and won't migrate during the winter. Right now they are in a large crate in our garage with a heat lamp until they get their feathers. We also have quite a few predators that frequent our neighborhood (we've seen a coyote and a prairie rattle snake just this week) so we'd like them to have wings and be full sized before we let them go on their own. 

How cute are they? This little guys' name is Cinco (as in the Spanish number for 5)

As you can see, they've already grown SO much so it won't be long! The ducks (named Howard, Webster, Cinco, and Nibbles) are quite fun to have and Cameron often describes them as his "best friends". He likes to "duck sit" them all day and loves holding them. I hope our neighbors will grow to enjoy them as much as we have!


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