Saturday, 8 October 2011
Maybelline has not come on heat and we therefore assume that she is indeed pregnant by Monsieur Sanglier (see this post for the full story) - sigh. Timings mean that we'll be expecting the new arrivals along with the New Year, around 10th January. NOT a good time for little ones to be born.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
We decided to hatch some Indian Runner Duck eggs in an incubator in the hope of getting some ducks that are remotely interested in interacting with humans and therefore helping us on a permaculture basis (the two adults that we got still remain elusive).
This is our new little arrival at 12 hrs old - Toots - the only little egg to hatch out of nine in the incubator. So he/she is tout seul - all alone - and hence the name Toots. The boys just love this little duckling who currently lives in our bathroom so now we have to search out some friends for him/her.