Posts Tagged ‘Ducks’


The Kitten In The Woodpile

Sarah is allergic to cats. So it came as something of a surprise when she rescued a very small kitten from the yard log pile and set about looking after it. And even more surprising when she expressed an ardent desire to keep it once it was tame. She has named it – Woody -  […]

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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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