I'm a sucker for the things, always have been and at .15 cents a beak who could resist the temptation? I had originally planned on just buying two but when I saw them all huddled together I couldn't bear to split them up so I bought the whole newborn flock. After 3 died on me in a matter of days I sent out for the mother and she has since put a halt to all this dying...though she is a bit messy, we're gonna have to work on that because I can't keep after her all day with a pail of water and a broom like I have been. They're actually not terribly difficult to tend to; in the morning I put them out into the stones and garden, throw some food down and put out a giant dish of water - I check on them periodically through the day and then at night they sleep in my shower. My father has asked me what I plan on doing with these ducks of mine, I told him that I will eat each and every one of them before the year's out but that's just lies - I really plan on naming them, digging a pond in my garden and watching them waddle about all the livelong day...though duck meat is tasty.
an artsy shot of myrtle and her brood
every honduran i've seen, in all their caninal wisdom, has warned me that my ferocious and feral german shepherd will slay and devour my flock of ducks.
she did try to play at first but after i scolded her she was afraid to even look at them.