Originally the title of this post was going to be "Inconvenient Duck". You see Taffy the duck that visits our pond each spring decided to set up a nest and lay eggs directly beneath the main spigot that serves my seedlings and my pond. Argh. To say that that was an inconvenience would be an large understatement. I am in the middle of spring pond clean up which is done exclusively with that hose. Nevertheless, we delighted by the thought of fuzzy ducklings in 21 days, so we of course left her alone.
Sadly there is
no cute picture of Taffy to accompany this entry. Taffy flew the coop
and has not come back. While ducks often lay eggs, leave, go away for a few hours and come back
to lay more eggs, I am virtually certain that the cold temps yesterday
and last night have eliminated any hope of fuzzy ducklings from this
particular set of eggs. Yet I leave them be. I hold out hope that our
deadbeat duck changes her mind and comes back. She is awfully cute.
Update: Taffy did not return. Her boyfriend Daffy still shows up about every other morning around 6 quacking his fool head off for a few minutes and then taking off again. Poor Daffy, looks like Taffy split on him too.