Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Indian Runners: 2 Weeks Old
On Sunday we took them to the Eric Waller Community Garden for their first visit to their future home. They immediately began to forage for bugs in the dirt and took to being in the garden very naturally. I quacked and they followed me around the bean rows; it was so cute it nearly broke my heart. They then went for a swim in the kiddie pool and I feed them the dreaded harlequin bug which they gobbled up with gusto. They won't be ready to be in the garden full time until they have all their feathers, which may be a while. However they soon will be too big to stay at our house which will mean driving them up to the garden in the morning and retrieving them at dusk; before the foxes, raccoons and other mystery predators come out to hunt. BUT. I am worried about them, already losing sleep over them. I am not sure what I expected from raising these amazing creatures but I am definitely attached and will be very heartbroken if anything happens to them. Tonight we begin building the duck house at the garden. If it were up to me I would be building Fort Knox but we are only a small community vegetable garden with limited funds and time...The first night they spend at the garden I just may camp out because I will not be getting ANY sleep at home.