Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mephibosheth's First Swim

Hi Guys! 
Well several of you have been asking for an update about my crippled duckling, Mephibosheth. (Fibby). He's doing much better and getting stronger every day. In the video above you can see him takinghis very first swim at 6 days old. He took another one two days later (I didn't video it) and he was swimming straighter and stronger. He is still crippled, nothing has changed in that department, but the leg braces help him walk a little more normally (which I remove when he's in the water) and he's eating and drinking well. He's quite a bit smaller than Fiona but that just adds to his cuteness. :-)
In the video below, Fibby is joined by Fiona and Wendy.

And just an update on my 16 older ducklings , they're in a pen, inside a pen. We let them into the bigger pen a couple times a day to run around and between the two pens it keeps predators out. The one small pen alone did not. A snapping turtle found he could reach into the chicken wire and now we have a lame duckling who got her thigh gashed. (She was leaning against the edge of the cage.)
Needless to say, I won't be letting them outside the large pen til we have the turtle population more under control.
You can see how they love to muck their water up as soon as you fill it. lol

And here's the vegetable garden, doing amazingly well. Ive never seen anything like it, the squash are incredible. This pic was taken a week ago and now the squash have reached the top of those peaks.

So thats the news on the homefront! 
I'll be back with a card on Thursday and once again I apologize if I haven't got around to your blogs recently. I am trying my best but Spring is, well, Spring. So much to do....
Take care everyone and I can't wait to stomp around Blogland and see all your lovely creations!


Tine said...

Hi Dorcas, I had just come in from tending my veggies but they are nothing like yours! Some seem a bit reluctant to make an appearance at all. LOL. So glad all the ducklings are doing so well now and that the newest are getting stronger all the time. Thanks for keeping us informed.
Tine :)

petra,s cards said...

wauw soooo sweet that vidio!!!! thank god he is doing well!!!!!
you did a great job!!!!
xx petra

Anonymous said...

Ohhh i really enjoy your video!! i love how happy your Mephibosheth swim for the first time. please uploade more cutie video like this :)


Nannieflash said...

Wow hes doing well you must be so pleased with him, and I know you will want him to be a lot bigger before he goes in with the rest of the ducks so he can look after himself.
Not sure what the answer to the snapping turtles are, how did they get in the pond in the first place? With hugs Shirleyxxxx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Awwww...Yay! He is sooo stinkin' cute. So glad he is doing well. What a beautiful vegetable garden!!! ~jeni :)

THERESA said...

Love to see them growing bigger and so glad Fibby is ok, one day at a time ...........:))
Love the garden!!
lotsa luv

Debbie said...

Oh how delightful, I was anxious to know how he was, glad he looks happy...How super. Debbiexx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Awesome videos! He is too cute! Seems like he will be just fine. He does not even notice he has issues! Glad they are all healthy! Hope the one that got nipped my the big bad turtle is healing nicely! See you in a few days!

Jacee said...

Ahhhh, bless his little heart, what a sweetie and as for your veg patch, how wonderful, you definatly have 'green fingers'
Hugs Jacee

Rica said...

Oh Dorcas, thank you for sharing those two fabulous videos........aren't animals just amazing, bless them???
Your veg are incredible, even a snail wouldn't get a meal our of mine yet!!!
Heather xx

Mina said...

aaaaawwww Dorcas Im in love...he is so so so cute I would love a little hold of him...and wow girl how big are your veggies
Mina xxx

Lia said...

WOW! Looks like a HAVEN there :) Hope you manage to keep the turtles at bay. Those duckies are adorable !

Debbie said...

Thanks for the update, the truly enjoyed the videos.


Laura said...

You're right! Springtime is a lot of work :). So happy to hear that all your duckies are having fun! Good luck with the mean turtles :). Your garden looks FAB!

Anita said...

Hi Dorcas,

Thanks for the update on the babies. They're so cute to watch ... love the videos. Really love your garden. Mmmm, there's nothing like fresh veggies from the garden.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

He´s such a sweetie!:-) Love to watch your duck-videos!
And your vegetable garden is amazing - who can eat that much vegetables?! ;-)

Anniebee said...

Oh, my goodness! Those ducklings are just the cutest things ever! How adorable they are swimming around in the bathtub! The older ones are getting quite large, aren't they? They are all cute but you have to love the poor little lame one. Love your card too. I need to try coloring on kraft cardstock. It looks fantastic when you do it but I'm not sure I can measure up!

Kimberly said...

Oh so adorable...i like the little one, he's a fighter...TFS!

luvthatstampin said...

Love your blog. Your yard is so beautiful and I love your animals. Your cards are very inspirational.

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