Archive for the ‘Ducks’ Category


Hubble Bubble

When Sarah and her best friend Lisa are together – which is often now that Lisa has her own key to the farm – they adopt a unusual form of communication. They speak loudly very fast, in an unusually high register, and simultaneously. At first I worried about oxygen starvation because they can keep this […]

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By Christopher
February 9th, 2011
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Dead Duck And The Great Escape

Bert – or was it Ernie? I couldn’t tell the ducks apart – fell victim to a fox the other day. Leaving Ernie – or is it Bert? – in a state of shock, and alone. I am definitely not cut out to be a carnivore. The sight of Bert (or Ernie) strewn around his […]

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Chilly Chickens And Other Cold Animals

We are all very bored with the snow and the cold now. Red’s cock-a-doodle-doo is hoarse.  The doodle-doo bit is almost missing. He sounds a bit pathetic – so I’m giving him a special vitamin tonic in his water to try and help.  Vera – the other cockerel has taken this opportunity to make fun […]

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By Sarah
December 24th, 2010
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Rock and bone and water

Autumn’s chemistry set is working overtime right now producing an extraordinary horizon rather as though a mad painter had chucked his paint pots all over the landscape. There’s even pink in there – spindle berries in the hedgerows looking like Barbie’s jewellery box. That aside us farmers are worried about the lack of rain – […]

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By Christopher
November 9th, 2010
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Bert & Ernie

Now that they’ve settled in to their new home, I thought I should introduce you to Bert and Ernie our Indian Running Ducks.  Rather handsome chaps I think.  They do quite a bit of running around and are very chatty but obviously, being boys, they don’t do much.  I was thinking of getting them some […]

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By Sarah
May 18th, 2010
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