Tagged: ducks

The Demise of Benny Duck. 0

The Demise of Benny Duck.

We had a tragedy over here the other night. Benny was fine when I went out in the snow and wind to put the roosters up for the night.  (I put the roosters in a dog crate covered with a thick rubber backed rug in the garage to block their crows in the morning for the neighbors.  It works very well.) Benny got injured while we were at the beach back in October.  He got a random string wrapped around his...

Sleep! 0

Sleep!

The Zyrtec is working! Ada slept so well the past few nights.  One night she went to bed at 9:30 and didn’t wake up until 4:45 in the morning, and that was only because one of the cats woke her.   Amazing. But I think it might be making her too drowsy.  She’s been complaining of being tired all day, which is unlike her.  I gave her Claritin tonight instead.  We’ll see if it works.  If not I’m going to give...

More Duckling Updates & Ada Pictures. 2

More Duckling Updates & Ada Pictures.

Oh my gosh we are sick yet AGAIN. I’m so fed up with this.  We’ve been sick over and over for months.  We’ll be better for a week, two at most, before coming down with the next illness.  Tyler and I both get sick every time too no matter how hard we try to wash our hands and not catch it. This time it’s another cold.  Super sore throat, stuffy nose.  I still wasn’t fully well from the last illness either. We take...

Quick Duckling Update! 0

Quick Duckling Update!

To answer a few questions about the ducklings: They eat chicken feed with some water put on it to make it mushy. They can’t crunch very well.  They can eat chicken feed as long as it isn’t medicated chicken feed.  The medicated kind poisons them!  They also like scratch grains (like a seed mix) ground up into powder, which in the poultry world is called mash. I have a cheap coffee grinder that grinds a cup of beans and I use it...

The Birthday Ducklings Reincarnated. 2

The Birthday Ducklings Reincarnated.

I have to interrupt my regularly scheduled homeschooling post to share pictures! I don’t think I ever updated about The Birthday Ducklings.  They were all murdered by their father, Benny Duck.  He broke their necks one afternoon and I found them all three floating in their little pool.  I’d seen him chasing them the day before and thought about separating them, but I never dreamed he would actually kill them.  Apparently male ducks sometimes murder their offspring, who knew? It was incredibly sad. BUT…they are...

Surprise Birthday Present! 3

Surprise Birthday Present!

Today is my birthday.  I’m now the ripe old age of 26. To be honest it wasn’t a very great birthday.  The girls have been sick with a cold and Ada hasn’t slept more than two hours in the past three days. I am totally exhausted, like to the point of being non-functional. When I went out to check on our chicks this morning something had eaten the skin off of the head of one chick.  The poor little thing was still alive,...

Pleasantries. 0

Pleasantries.

Today was an awkward stressful sort of day where a lot of things went wrong. For example the electric company contracted a tree cutting service to trim branches from around the power lines, but instead they came in my yard while we were asleep and chopped down (at the base) my five foot tall red leaf maple tree that Rosie and I planted a couple years ago when Ada was born. They also moved my picnic table and left it against...

I survived, minus three teeth. 2

I survived, minus three teeth.

Alas, I have survived the wisdom tooth removal. Barely. I psyched myself up beforehand so I wasn’t even that nervous.  The night before I wasn’t allowed to eat or drink after midnight, and I dreamed realistically that Ada was unwrapping foil covered chocolates and stuffing the candy in my mouth.  I was like, “Om nom nom this is so delicious.  I can’t swallow or I won’t be able to have my surgery.  But it’s so goooood…” Then I woke up and it was time to go.  Tyler...

Ada’s Second Birthday & Wisdom Teeth 2

Ada’s Second Birthday & Wisdom Teeth

Fail Tooth removal is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:15.  The Fail Tooth is a bony extraction because it’s impacted, the other two I think were labeled simple extraction. Want to see my teeth?  Fail Tooth is so obvious.   There’s actually a pocket underneath that impacted tooth on the bottom. (Right side of the picture, left side in my actual head.) The pocket underneath has trapped infected food in it and it’s also causing a cavity on the healthy molar next to...

Fail Tooth Removal & Duck Face Photos. 0

Fail Tooth Removal & Duck Face Photos.

Today I finally went to the dentist for my wisdom tooth.  The one on the bottom left has been throbbing and burning like crazy.  I’ve spent several nights recently crying all night long, or waking up sweating in pain.  Can’t chew, can’t function.  Effing tooth!  I called the dentist this morning and they saw me right away. I was hoping the dentist would just be able to pull it, but no such luck. The x-ray showed a big infection under the...