Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Prodigal Blogger Returns

With stories to tell, photos to share and much catching up to do.

Our sweet Bea is doing well. Sam noticed that every morning she made a beeline ( ha!) for the same spot in the woods. He discovered a well-camouflaged nest of eggs under a gooseberry bush. Which lead to yet another discussion of her reproductive status that went something like this:
Me:  How sad--she's going to all that work for nothing
Sam:  I don't know, there's a lot that goes on here when we're gone all day. There are wood ducks and other ducks passing through.
Me: Conflicted: Infertility vs Anonymous encounters with unknown species. (A bit like last call at the VFW bar)

I had noticed earlier this summer that she was showing signs of being broody

 Hiding in plants.

Then the heat wave hit and she and Karl became obsessed with waiting for a blast of cool air when we opened the door.

We love her.


  1. She is sweet. I'm not surprised you love her.

  2. Clues to hormonal changes!!!? I guess we will soon see - she may actually want to set on the eggs- she could be the exception to the "Indian Runners are wanton mothers" statistics.

  3. You have a cat and a duck that live together??? This is great! So glad to have met you and now to finally be able to connect through your blog!