Today we're getting showers and it feels more like April. Why is it spring puts a bounce in your step? I get it, that's why it's called spring, it puts a spring in your step. All these years and I'm just now getting it. As I type I hear thunder rumbling which really reminds me of warmer weather.
No more babies arrived today (yet) but I did have another surprise waiting for me this morning. One of my ducks laid an egg for me. She left it where I could find it, right in the middle of the mud by their boat. It's not a whole lot bigger than a chicken egg. Maybe they'll get bigger as they mature but my ducks aren't very big so maybe not. It's whitish but not pure white. I cooked it up and did a taste comparison with a chicken egg. I don't know if it was a texture thing or what but I liked the chicken egg best. I'm going to do it again or let James do the next taste test. Anyway, it was pretty exciting. Here it is next to a chicken egg.
Today I milked Luti a little because her udder is so huge and hard. I wish the babies would nurse more. She stood very still as long as she had food in front of her but she was hard to milk on one side since she was so tight. I'm going to try it again tonight. I'm freezing the colostrum I get just in case I need it for other babies.
This week James planted lots of stuff in his garden. With these warmer temperatures and rain things should start sprouting in no time. This is an exciting time for us, new babies, new growth. I can't remember having this much fun. I think I have spring fever.