We ordered the ducklings in January and told my husband after the fact.  He had gone from plain old no to you’re crazy ending up at does she really want ducks and it only took two years to get him there.  She is our 10-year-old daughter, Pamela– the bright, complicated, tornado of generosity who will be the putative caretaker of the waterfowl.  I am her enthusiastic but only slightly more experienced (in food-raising) mother.  We live in old school, train-adjacent suburbia in Westchester County, New York.  We just bought six ducks.*  Yikes!

* To be precise, we ordered six future ducks on January 26, 2012 with an expected ship date of April 16, 2012.  At that point, they were not only not ducks, they were not even eggs!


Copyright 2012, Lori Fontanes