Friday, July 18, 2008

Small update

I apologize for the lack of posts over the last week. It's been filled with hot weather and yardwork for the most part. There's nothing fun to post about removing bermuda grass and the million layers of plastic all the people that lived in the house before me put into the ground.
I've also been quite the nervous nellie about the duck eggs in the incubator. I get up at least twice during the night to check their humidity and temperature. They are scheduled to hatch this weekend. All four have shown movement when I've candled them over the last few days, but I know it's not uncommon for birds to pip (break a hole in the shell) and then die (or even never make it to the pip stage) so I don't want to get my hopes up too high.
Jasper still seems very excited to see us, I carry him around with me when I'm doing outside chores or yardwork and sometimes just to visit with him. He's been flying away for a few hours and then he comes right back to where we are if we're outside, or if we aren't he just sits outside and waits for us and peeps until we go get him. He's turned out to be a truly amazing little backyard friend.

If I get any exciting action in the incubator, I will be documenting all of it as best I can. Hopefully there will be some picture posts coming soon!


maventheavenger aka jamie said...

Good luck!

brenda said...

that's so sweet that Jasper would stick around...

good luck with the ducks!

AJK said...

we had raised a mocking bird, and "P-chan" would come back for a few weeks. Then one day "P-chan" took off and didn't come back. We saw "P-chan" about 6 months later, looking at us from the telephone line. We could tell it was "P-chan" because we'd call and "P-chan" would chirp back, plus since we found "P-chan" when he just barely opened his eyes, we didn't do as good a job at feeding as momma bird would so "P-chan" was smallish for a mockingbird.