A little while later, my dad called and told me that the duck house he has been building me (we call it Featherfield Park) is finished! He has been working on it non-stop for about three weeks, and it is amazing. It looks just like a miniature house complete with hinged doors, and a peaked roof. It has a mesh bottom, and wheels that can be lifted up or locked down so that I can put the house on the lawn (duck fertilizer, you know), and wheel it to a different spot each day! Also, it has big handles that you lift up like a wheelbarrow to wheel it, and a little nest area in the back with a back door right by it so I can reach in in the morning and grab out the fresh eggs! So, among some other errands, I squeezed in a trip to Farm Supply and bought some duck starter crumbles, a waterer, and a feed container. The ducks will be shipped on October 13th in a little cardboard box with air holes, and a heat pack to keep them warm. I ordered them from Metzer Farms, and got all females: a Faun and White Indian Runner, a Blue Indian Runner, and two Blue Swedish.
Erik pretty much talked me into getting the puppy, but the theory is that if the pup and the ducks grow up together, they will be used to each other, and maybe even be friends. I guess I can't complain too much, because I really talked him into the ducks! As soon as my vegetable garden starts cranking out the produce, it will really be like a miniature farm around here! I just hope the animals don't decide to organize and take us hostage or anything like that. But, I am really, really excited about all my fluffy babies. It's going to be so fun to have little creatures prancing about the lawn!