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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A room with a view, and some cute duckies too

Our mystery construction project is coming along nicely. Framing is done, plumbing and wiring is just about finished, and the window opening got cut out today - very exciting!!!


The window itself also got delivered today and I'm hoping it might go in tomorrow...


{view from inside - you can't tell in this picture, but you can see all the way out to the ocean}

Sheetrock and siding should be happening soon. I'll probably spill the beans any day now about what the project is, so if you haven't already made your guess, time's running out!

I can't believe I haven't posted about this yet, but we got ducks! I haven't been able to get any really great pictures of them yet because they are really shy; they seem pretty comfortable in their pen but don't really like to venture out. We've opened the door up several times so they could go explore the larger yard but even the promise of fresh green grass and big juicy slugs doesn't seem to tempt them; they just stay in their cozy little pen even when the door is open. Maybe when we get our chickens they can teach the ducks to be a little more exploratory.


So, between the difficulty of photographing them through the wire of their fence and trying not to scare them, and my embarrassment over the fact that we haven't thought of names for them yet (any suggestions?), I guess that's why it took me a week or two to show them off. But aren't they the cutest? I love watching them swim and bathe and peck in the grass, and it's so nice to have that quacky background noise to listen to when we're out in the yard.


Any suggestions on how to befriend shy ducks? For now I've just been giving them their space, and today Carlos and I fed them little pieces of bread. Carlos is being really good with them - he knows not to chase them or scare them. Pretty cute, all three of them.

5 comments:

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh I am so excited to see more of the garage project!!

And wow, ducks!! They are so cute. I wish I had space to have animals. I'm surprised Carlos hasn't named them!!

Tamara said...

Carlos did make a suggestion - Duey and Duey. We're still thinking of alternatives. :-) (I thought it was an odd suggestion since as far as I know, he's never been exposed to Huey, Duey, and Louie...)

Vegan Girl said...

Oh wow, are those your ducks? How did you adopt them? How cute!

Tamara said...

Yep, they are ours. We adopted them from a local rescue group (Miranda's Rescue). In a couple of weeks we're headed down to Animal Place to adopt some chickens, yay!

Andrea said...

Do the cuties have names yet? Not sure if they are boys, girls or one of each so a few ideas I have been thinking about...
-Jack & Jill
-Donald & Daisy
- Howard (one name for them both to avoid confusion)

...more to come...