Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Duck

The other day when Brett was working on our playset, my friend Lee Ann and I thought it would be funny to tell Brett that we bought one of the baby ducks we took the kids to see.  I knew Brett would never believe me because why on earth would I, of all people, get a duck?  Yuck!!!

Well I went through with it and told Brett that the duck we bought was in our garden.  Little did I know that we actually had a real live duck in our garden.

At first I thought it was dead because all I could see was a head.  (It gives my the willies just thinking about it...ewwww).  But then the head moved and I went running.  

So added to the Bunny Rabbit that comes and goes as it pleases and hides beneath our deck we have a mother duck who is patiently awaiting the hatching of it's offspring.  And so are we.  I want it gone.  It scares me and the kids.  Plus I was planning on working in the garden this weekend and planting a few veggies.  No way in you know where would I work around a duck for crying out loud...YUCK!!

Brett looked it up on the internet and it could take up to 4 weeks for the ducklings to hatch.  So we might forgo the garden this year.  Oh well!!


10 comments:

Brooke said...

I had a bad experience with a goose when I was 5 and I've been afraid of foul ever since. I don't blame you.(: Sounds like you have a little petting zoo in your backyard.(:

amanda said...

mom i lov you and i lov your blog

Barney Family said...

I am glad to see that the play set got put together. Now we need to come over and play at your house. I'm thinking you have some pretty fun neighbors with the block party.

Dawn said...

Remember how Dad would throw bread at my feet when I was little??? I cringe when my kids ask if we can go feed the ducks. The only good thing about feeding the ducks for me is that usually means I get to go to the shops at Gardner Village... that's where the ducks are. :)

Looks like it will be an indoor spring/summer for you, or at least until the duck decides to leave. Will she leave just one duckling for a pet???

Logan and Ashley said...

So what is the moral of the story? Don't lie because it will bite you in the butt!
I love that you are grossed out by a duck. I think they are so cute!!
Too bad about the garden though. I just planted mine and can't wait to eat all the yummy food. We will be thinking of you while we are eating it all!! :0)

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Yikes! I'm not a duck person either. I don't really even like feeding ducks unless I'm up on a bridge where they can't get me. I think I must have been traumatized as a child. I have a vivid memory of being chased by a duck. haha :P

Kristine said...

Do you own a gun? Ducks are delicious when cooked just right! I'm kidding, unless it really is a mean duck, then kill that thing! So much has happened with you! I love your new swing set, I can see how that would take forever to set up! It looks awesome. You are such a good mom to sit through Hannah Montana...I don't know if I could do it and retain any semblence of sanity! I know you will have so much going on when you come home and a million friends to see, but if you have time I would still love to go to lunch or even have our kids play while we catch up. I really wanted to get together before, but we just never made it happen...so, I'm putting it out there I like you!

jenn said...

Watch out, a mother duck protecting her babies could be mean. Make sure you protect your babies too. Oh, but a garden would be so fun. Maybe after the babies hatch she will fly away. Let's cross our fingers. Iwould love to plant a garden.

Steve said...

That made me laugh so hard! You just need to show that duck who is boss:)
Liz

Debbie said...

That is funny. But baby ducklings are very cute. Amanda, I heard your mother laugh at that one! She just loved wildlife.