Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cuter than kittens




It was a beautiful and wonderfully warm weekend here at the old farmhouse and we accomplished so much. We baked, we foraged, we canned, and we even made soap but it all pales in comparison to our time spent with these three little ones. We introduced them to the great outdoors and their first swim, under close supervision, of course.

Let me tell you, they never stop moving. Ever. Well, wait. A loud bird flew overhead and they stopped dead in their tracks, but other than that, never.

When you kneel down on the ground around them, they quickly scurry underneath you. Hiding under a surrogate mom is a study in instinctive survival skills.

Swimming in an old wash tub is a study in cliches. They took to their swimming hole like a duck takes to water. (Insert groan...if you must...it just couldn't be helped.)

And when they dry off in the warm sun and nibble at your toes, your arms, or your camera strap and then curl underneath you for a super quick siesta...you realize they really are cuter than kittens.

But I'll let you decide for yourself.


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12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they're very cute.

nancy said...

Ah what sweet little guys! I miss having ducks. I had 2 khaki campbells years ago, they were too cute. Sadly our aussie shepard got after them, so I had to give them away to a wildlife rescue place....

Jenni said...

Adorable. I liked it when they stretch and shake their tiny wings! Your blog gives me a country-style peek from my armchair in my suburban home! Sigh!

Babajeza said...

Being cute is a survival "skill" too. :-)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Aw love that pic with the pup.

Buttons said...

Cuter than kittens I agree. Oh darn now I want some. Wow you have been busy:) Hug B

Lynne said...

Just a tiny groan . . . so perfectly adorable in the galvanized swimming hole . . .

Rachel S said...

Baby ducks are just precious. We got 4 at the beginning of Spring and they are already "teenagers" as my kids likes to call them. Basically they are past the cute stage..... Still fun to have around though.

Jessica Sweeney said...

Oh yes, they are that cute! Now I want one. :)

Linda Bouffard said...

They are as cute as candy. We have ducks also that we hatched out. Ducks are so fun! Would love you to share your duckling at What to do Weekends Party also. Linda

http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/05/what-to-do-weekends-18.html

Candy C. said...

They really are too stinkin' cute! Loved the video of their first swim, especially the one on top of the rock flapping it's little wings! :)

bettyl said...

They certainly are cute! We had wild ducks in our fish pond a while back. I loved watching them swim.