One thing I have learnt about ducks is that they need water very close to their food. They take big gulps of food then turn and quickly wash their beaks in the water. They do make a mess. But their eggs sold so fast after listing them that I am seriously considering buying some more ducklings soon. Maybe very soon – I will see what is available. And work out the logistics of a blended flock by December. They grow pretty fast but I begin to travel again at Christmas time so everything needs to be easy care and hunkered down for winter by then.
Though it is feeling wintry and the wind is blowing from the North I still refuse to concede my late summer lifestyle. I am not lighting the fire, though Piglet has a heater, and am still picking salad greens daily.
I fully expect another warm up – though the cold rain hurling itself at the north windows tries to say otherwise. And a high of 48f is pretty crappy.
I have three groups of Airbnb guests this week. Things will be moving fast this week!
Piglet continues to improve. As well as entertaining my guests he has begun to spend long periods of time entertaining himself. Playing with Boo’s toys and following me about the house. He is talking much louder now and sleeping less. His bowels continue to slowly improve and he is drinking more.
Tonight he will be two weeks old.
I can feel these two weeks of interrupted sleep though. It is starting to catch up with me. My eyes keep drooping closed this morning as I write. One or two more nights and I will begin to lengthen the time between night feeds. Just as soon as he proves he is retaining his fluids.
However, all in all, I think he has finally taken a turn for the better.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Cold and blustery.