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Thu 20-May-10
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Green Rosie
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Matilda's eggs hatched today - at least 7 but Matilda is keeping them well tucked away at the moment so I'll try and get a better look tomorrow. 

So - lots of duck recipes needed in about 6 months thenChef

Thu 20-May-10
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Congrats, Rosie. I guess that makes you a duck granny then? Wink

I hope Matilda turns out to be a decent mum. WellDone

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Thu 20-May-10
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Oh that is fantastic. I am so jealous. Since my duck eggs all disappeared in one night I am wishing for a nest of eggs again. Tomorrow I am going to visit a poultry place just north of Oban. Looking forward to seeing the ducks and perhaps placing an order, maybe for hens too.

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Fri 21-May-10
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                hi congratulations Champagne on your new arrivals , we just found out our turkeys hatched last night ,but they are under someone else's hen so we wont get them yet .so turkey for christmas  Cool (OR PORK IF THEY GET NAMESDoh) better not let the misses get too attached Frownthey are turkey 1 and turkey 2 ok Chef MOS

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Fri 21-May-10
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Well  done Matilda! WellDone Lucky you, Green Rosie.  Lots of confit duck?  Yum. Magic

I'll try that again!

Sat 22-May-10
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MOS said:                hi congratulations Champagne on your new arrivals , we just found out our turkeys hatched last night ,but they are under someone else's hen so we wont get them yet .so turkey for christmas  Cool (OR PORK IF THEY GET NAMESDoh) better not let the misses get too attached Frownthey are turkey 1 and turkey 2 ok Chef MOS


We named our hens hotpot, stew and soup because if they didn't start laying that was what they were going to become, fortunately for them they did lay pretty well and they were allowed a long and happy retirement fertilizing our vegetable beds. We had them in a cobbled together movable arkCheers

Sat 22-May-10
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Hi joanne Ilike that idea, it might stop the misses getting attached Dohperhaps i should call the turkeys CROWN and CURRY or TINSEL and CRACKER. i like the idea that you have a cobbled ark like us, ours is built on a pallet raised about a meter in the air with a roof like an anderson shelter, but the girls love it and thats what matters all the best with the growing season now the snow has gon ,GROW GROW GROW!!!!  MOS,xx

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Thanks MOS, the soil is nice and warm now after a cracking week but this next week's weather doesn't look great, let's hope that it doesn't get down to freezing and the rain is just the amount we need Eeek (I am sick of lugging buckets of water from ponds, my arms are aching Thumbs_Down)

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Thanks everyone - she had a total of 9 (from 10 eggs) and they are all doing fineSmile.  And I should have even more tomorrow as the eggs under her sister, Hilda, are just starting to hatch.  There's a photo of Mitlida's on the blog - http://www.eco-gites.blogspot.com

Sun 23-May-10
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9 and still counting WellDone,too rite you will need some recipes, you can start your own duck restaurantWink il'e just take mine with a few cherries and a bottle of your finest Madame ,merci     MOSSmile

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Matilda and her ducklings look lovely Rosie, it must be so exciting to see those new little ones.

I'll try that again!

Mon 24-May-10
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Total count 21Smile

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Mon 24-May-10
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That's wonderful Rosie, I can imagine how much time you spend just watching them.

I'll try that again!

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They are  Magic  to watch.    WellDone

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Mon 24-May-10
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they are gorgeous ducklets aren't they Big_Hug, we went to the livestock auction on Wednesday and the misses had to tie my hands down to stop me getting some ,and somemore bantams and some lovly light sussex chicks, and some chickens that looked like owls don't know what thy are called but soooo nice Embarassedits a risky buisness taking me to the auctionMonster MOS,

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