This is a terrible picture, but hopefully you can see that our new farm residents are ducks! Muscovey ducks, to be exact. Pattie hooked us up with a breeding trio – a white drake, a white hen and a chocolate hen. The white hen waddled off to the creek right away and I attempted to shoo her back but she got around me and we’ve not seen her since. This weekend I’m going to wander over the property line to our neighbor’s side of the creek and see if she’s hiding over there.
But the other two have been doing exactly what I want – hanging around in the cattle shed and hopefully eating lots of flies. My favorite thing is that if I come outside around 7 or 8 o’clock at night, the two of them are taking a leisurely stroll through the garden together. I know I’ll have to fence them out soon, but right now it’s such a sweet, romantic sight.
My main purpose in getting them is for fly control. But if these two are as prolific as Muscovies have a reputation for being, it will be fun to try some roast duck as well.