Sunday, May 3, 2009

Outdoorsy fun...

Our Duck, Mr. Piggy, turned out to be a Mrs. and she lays eggs! Really big eggs! Here is a picture of a duck egg next to a chicken egg. Poor thing, no wonder she sits in her wading pool all day long.
Oh, how I wish my strawberry patch looked like this!
We had great fun making a trip to this huge strawberry field with our good friends. There were strawberries as far as the eye could see. I am contemplating digging up my 40 strawberry plants, and raising up the dirt bed, and planting them closer to together. We will see. I know a scarecrow is in order. I frequently find little parties of birds in my stawberries feasting away.

As more and more starts sprouting in our garden, and I see more fresh produce being sold, I am feeling inspired to do some canning. This year I would really like to do pickles. I am also planning on doing peaches and jellies. Tomorrow we are going to go on a nature hunt, and with all the things Caillou collects,we are going to attempt to make a bird's nest.


  1. Mornin' my friend...

    Ahhhh...your little Caillou and Jasper are just precious in the strawberry patch! Looks like Jasper likes his strawberries...too cute!!! Ohhh my...whatever are you going to do with a goose egg? Hehe! You know, I am a country girl too but I've never been around ducks! Are you going to fry an egg? Hehe!

    Just thought I would stop by this morning and say hello!!!
    Warmest wishes,

  2. That is a large egg to lay! Have you tasted one yet? How are your goats doing? I am surprised they don't eat the eggs before you can gather them.


  3. Yes! The strawberry patch pics are so adorable! I love it! That was a fun day! Oh, and christopher still takes out his little box of eggs and checks on it every day, it's too cute!!!

  4. Wow, what a egg. Your strawberry picking looked so fun.

  5. Looks like your babies had much fun in the wonderful strawberry patch....the berries look very yummy....


  6. I love making jams and preserves. Since this last year one of my new fav hobbies!!!

  7. Indeed the wading pool would be a must for Mrs. Duck! Nothing beats canning your own home grown bounty!

  8. Looks like so much fun, I wish I could go back to the days when my boys were that small... The strawberries looks so good.


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