We have ducklings!
Babies on the farm are always a delight, ducklings especially. They are the cutest of the cute. These sweet ducklings are extra special as there mother is Jennifer who earlier this year was attacked by a fox. You may recall the story from May.
We lost Clarissa, a beautiful large white Aylesbury duck. We thought we had also lost Jennifer her pair (the Two Fat Ladies - Clarissa & Jennifer) however I found Jennifer wounded in the garden covered in blood and very traumatised.
Jennifer was a very sick duck. She had been mauled around her head resulting in a lot of swelling including swelling of her brain. However it was clear she was a survivor and not of faint heart. After much intensive nursing she got back on feet and with the loving support of brown duck she re learnt her life as a duck. Jennifer still has a slight list when she walks (acquired brain injury) but is managing really well. Little Brown duck (she is really a very light tan) is still by Jennifer's side acting as a co-parent as you can see from the photos above. Jennifer and louis (or louise - our male Aylesbury cross) will breed us a nice big flock of meat ducks eventually, with brown ducks' support of course.
Bronwyn Richards has cared for animals and has been growing vegetables successfully all her adult life. She is principle gardener for Wynlen House Farm