Down to earth with a bump :D (and ducklings!)

So, after I wrote yesterday about the ‘perfect’ day haha, Littlest stuffed his trousers down the toilet when I wasn’t looking. I then nipped up to the chickens and quail late afternoon, whilst I was up there I realised the quails bedding was soaking, so I was quickly replacing that in the wind and the rain with the quails trying to jump out of their house at the same time. I then got broadsided by the cockerel (well he tried) whilst trying to fetch some fresh sawdust, I then realised the dog had run off and disappeared and on swearing my way back to the house was met by J who informed me that I (the youngest) had flooded the dining room. It turns out he’d upended the dehumidifer in a fit of rage because J wouldn’t make a triangle for him with the magnets. It was quite good actually, there’s an multi extension lead on the floor and somehow the water had missed that… the dog had firmly disappeared.

Anyway, Chris got home around six, went to look for the dog and found him prancing around in someone’s field, thankfully a field without sheep, so all was well in the end. Testing times for my temper..! I find I still have one…

Also! the ducks have started hatching, they’re so beautiful. They’re a lot cuter than chicks. I was a bit nervous about the hatching because I’d read they can be trickier than hens because the hatching time is about a week longer and they need a slightly more humid environment, but they seem to be hatching well so far. Today is actually the official hatching day, four hatched yesterday, one more today and one more is in the process of hatching. There’s three eggs that so far do not look like they’re hatching, but we’ll see. Very excited about having ducklings! Our house may be a bit mad for a bit, we’ve still got young quail in a cage in the dining room, I need to get or make an outdoor run for them, they’re not quite ready to go out. We’ve got a large cage for the ducklings and some chickens are due to hatch in about a week too…I love it most of the time, Chris thinks it’s like a pet shop but seems quite enamoured of the ducklings :D.

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