Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sunday in the Park















And a picture of our one surviving duckling from Mocha's brood (some predator got in the pen last friday night :( she is fine, but all but one of the ducklings are gone) We are glad to have this one. She (I say with faith:) is taming down nicely and after a couple days to make sure she had no hidden injuries we put her in with Ducky. I'm happy to say they get along very nicely (Ducky is four times her size and we were afraid he'd bully her) and spend most of their time cuddling on top of the stuffed cow, lol...















7 comments:

LindaFaye said...

I just found that we have a friend in common! Me finding you on SITS helped Analene Love to find me. We haven't been in touch for YEARS!! What a great surprise!

Amanda said...

Oh, geese!! Awesome pics, Sarah! And thank you for the info on the muscovy. :)

princessmama said...

How fun Linda :) I saw you had commented on her blog.

Amanda, thanks :) and you're welcome.

Matthew said...

Hey sis, it looks like those boys sure love their christmas sweaters. I'm glad at least one duckling survived. And Ducky. Its nice that the boys are growing up with animals, I think its a big self-confidence booster.

Matthew said...

Okay, why do I think growing up with animals helps self-confidence. Many people fear animals. They may not say they are scared of a chicken, but ask someone to go pick one up and unless they have been around them and are used to it they generally won't do it. Either that or they will try half-heartedly and timidly and if they are actually successful at grabbing onto one of those quick little suckers, they will generally drop it when they feel it moving beneath their hands. I think it's based on fear of reaction and ultimately of the unknown. If you don't know how something will react, it is scary to put yourself in "harms" way. If however, you know how to handle that chicken, you will know that going straight over to it and just picking it up is the best way to handle it. Not shyly, and half-heartedly, but just getting in there and going for it. If life was approached that way more often, knowing what needs to be done and just getting it done, there wouldn't be nearly so many unsuccessful people watching the successful with envy, there would be a lot more successful people. With success comes self-confidence. When you know you can do it, you'll do it more and be willing to try more because you've tasted the sweet nectar of success. Just my personal, untested thoughts.

princessmama said...

Ah, so, one of many life experiences potentially setting you up for success at life:) I think the wider variety of experiences in general, the more confidence is nurtured.

Matthew said...

Definitely agreed.