Spring is a time of celebrating new life and there has been no shortage of joy this year. We started off with Shirley, Lorraine and Helga in March, followed by a trip to the hatchery for some day old chicks in April and many new additions in May. Three Muscovy ducklings are now running around the yard learning how to be ducks on their own. Unfortunately they were hatched under a hen and the female Muscovies took no interest in raising them. The mother hen was too busy with her other three chicks to worry about the ducklings and I’m not sure she could teach them much anyway. Luckily, they are all healthy and eating and growing day by day so for now we’ll just savour each moment of their youth.