So, apparently I must have a soft spot for the ducks.
Today I was sitting with Phineas and Ferb (the duckling) and all of a sudden I got this horrible feeling that they were lonely, so, we went to Tractor Supply to get 2 more Rouen ducklings. Unfortunately they didn't have any more, but they DID have Pekin ducklings, so, we now have 2 of those! Bug named them Stacy and Candace. I will try and get some pictures tomorrow.
We have 14 tomatoes in the ground, 15 cucumbers, 8 of which were sprouted volunteers from last years cukes. I also planted 2 hills of 2 watermelon. Tomorrow starts spring break for the kids, so Monk will plant his pumpkins. I'm going to plant some garlic in with them. Supposedly its supposed to help keep the squash vine borers away. We lost all of our pumpkins last year to them. The pest bugs are pretty bad already this year! I hope its not going to be a terrible year for bugs. I just want Monk to be able to harvest his pumpkins.
Maybe the ducks will help with the bugs some. I'm really trying to get them to imprint on me so I don't have to worry about them running off because the garden area isn't fenced. If we can get the ducks to help with keeping the bugs down, it would be a BIG help! I just hope that our ducks won't decide that the plants are better than the bugs!
We're still planning on getting Bug her chicks for her birthday. The ducks should be old enough to go out into an enclosure by he birthday, leaving the tub for the chicks. I just hope that when the chicks are old enough to go into the enclosure that the ducks aren't going to pick on the chicks. I'll have to figure out some way to put them in the enclosure without giving the ducks access to them until they get used to each other. I guess we will figure it out in time! We've got a while yet.