The ducklings have grown tremendously since this swim. I hardly recognize them anymore! They are quite frivolous and skip about skattering wood shavings everywhere with their floppy feet. I have a big metal cage that sits out on the ground and I just pop them in there in the morning so they can browse around the grass.

Some Facts to Know About Call Ducklings:

– They jump very high and far and run fast, so if you want to make a pretty penny, enroll them in a prestigious college with a good track and field program.

– When they drink they sound like they are stomping in puddles because they are so enthusiastic about it!

– They splash lots of water around because they actually do stomp in their water, no matter how small the dish!

– Do not be alarmed, they have clear eyelids.

– They sleep in a semi circle!

– They peep very loudly and peck at your hand even when there’s nothing in it.

– You can feed them frozen peas, they adore them.

– Most are experts on Parisian Style.

– That’s all!

The ducklings are wonderful, I suggest everyone get at least one, because they are the best. Not to mention they double as good luck charms in certain regions of Brazil! They are also a conveniently portable size. 

Click on the picture to see a video of Supervised Swim!

Guess What!

I have dreamt of having call ducks for nearly 2 years, ever since I saw them quacking loudly at the fair. Anyway, they arrived on the last day of school. They are a nice portable size and they fit softly in your hand. They are all sprinkled over in a soft down and stick their chests out very properly. Also they have a miniature bill and little leathery feet. It’s like one breath could blow them away!

Isn’t it marvelous that a flock of docks can be wrapped up in brown paper and tied up in string with a “par avion” label and flown across the country? The postal service is the most magical of all government branches.

There are 6 ducklings and they are 6 days old. They still get a little startled and cheep rather loudly when I pick them up which makes me sad, but that’s only to be expected I guess. I am so glad to have them! Hooray! Just wait until you meet them, I’ll post pictures later this week probably.

My Bicycle

Oh, the places we’ll go!


My week of exams is finally over, though it dragged on for years. That’s why I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to post. I’ve been studying and sleeping, and that’s all I’ve had time for.

Today was the last day of school. It was fun, there were two bouncy houses and a cotton candy machine and snow cones and ice cream and a barbecue. Also there was a 100 foot tall rock wall to climb. The entire last week was half days.

And now the entire glorious summer is stretched out endlessly before me, one eternal golden hay field! Adventure is sailing on the horizon and growing tangled in a vegetable patch.

I NEED to find a bike basket!

The Lilac Bush

At our new house there is the most glorious lilac bush. It is the grandest one I have seen yet, and rambles along an ancient tree and flaunts high into the sky. It must be at least 100 years old, and there is a tidy little hollow hidden in its recesses. It’s the most wonderful spot I’ve ever seen for reading or writing in, closeted in by lilacs!

At our new house there is a flock of old, old trees. I want to hang a swing from one of them. They have been there for so long, certainly one of them needs a swing!

Isin’t the Schwinn Breeze positively terrific? We hunted for ages before we found a bike just right for me. It has a headlight. I want to get a basket and a bell for it. Everyday at school all I can think of is getting home to go for an explore on it, but I haven’t had time to go for a real ride on it yet. I will do a full feature on it directly!

Mom and Dad went to a cow auction and bought 15 jersey cows. Our milking parlor is all ready, so we have been milking! The new cows are lovely and very friendly. One of them might have a calf today. If so, I shall report it. You can count on me, friends! Actually, right now the new cows are pastured in the field with the lilac bush.


Milking Goats

If you want to see what milking time is like at Consider Bardwell Farm you should watch 0 video. It was made by Micah and my sister Margot is the girl in it. The one with the beard is Georgia! Micah’s other videos are awesome too, if you want to see what the rest of Consider Bardwell is like you should watch the one called Consider Bardwell Farm. Click on the picture to see the video.

Consider Bardwell is the farm right next door to our farm, where my sister works. When our barns are all fixed up we are going to milk cows, and that milk will go to Consider Bardwell to be made into cheese with their goat milk. Our barns are almost finished! The milking parlor is nearly ready to go, I think. The barns on our farm are very old, from the early 1800’s, so they have needed lots of fixing. Our farm is called Wayward Goose Farm, because of this long story involving a goose, which I am too, too hungry to tell right now!