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Suzy, Zoro and Flappy bird

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This is Suzy. Her companions are Zoro and Flappy Bird.

I will be the first to admit that they are still around as Flappy bird was the constant companion of Suzy last summer, until puberty hit. There is something about Suzy that makes her very likeable and because of that we decided to keep her, flappy and a mate also got to stick around to see if we can hatch out some baby ducklings in the Spring time.

Flappy and Zoro had hit it off right from the very beginning and I think that is why Suzy got close to us humans. It was sad over time though to see the other two ducks off as a happy couple and Suzy off by oneself. It is still that way but I think things are changing. My husband happily announced on valentines day that We may see ducklings from Suzy yet. This is quite exciting to us as farmers as we were trying to figure out how to separate the eggs so we were not trying to hatch out unfertilized ones. Does not sound like much of an issue anymore and now we face a bigger challenge of how to get Suzy to stop eating her eggs.

Late last fall she and Flappy had begun to lay eggs but we have unsuccessfully been able to retrieve them at all. Although they are free range ducks, we may have to pen them up for at least a couple of weeks so we can try to get their eggs.

If any one has any suggestions on how to to get the ducks to stop eating their eggs, I would appreciate the advice. Spring is just around the corner and I cannot wait to update this blog with pictures of our success.

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Fear no more

imageI have a home spa..and my children take full advance of my services. Ally my youngest is afraid of the cuticle trimmers. She fretted and fretted about them before I even used them. I tell her I cannot do the job right unless I do use them. She came up with a solution. She ran in her room and retrieved one of her sleep masks. She put it on and was able to then sit through the entire manicure without fretting anymore. She just trusted that I would not nip her. I wish all of my six children had the same trust. I wish I could have put a silly little mask on their heads to make all their fears go away.