To my followers sorry I have been away for so long. So much has gone on but actually nothing for answers.
I have been sick (coughing and breathing issues) in and out of doctor offices my least favorite place. This last visit they treated me for double pneumonia or it might be potential lung cancer as there was a 4mm nodule in one lung and a 15mm seen in the other one. I had a lot of back pain but figured it was from coughing so did all the meds and feel a little better now on GERD meds as they think that the valve from coughing needed help healing. I swear I turned 65 in March and the bottom dropped out.
Now mind you I had a garden to get in and a yard to care for so on days I was up to it and as the cough allowed I worked outside until the rains and I mean rains arrived. I am sorry for my friends who are watching their states and countries burn.
I found a baby duckling all by itself in the big bad river and it kept following me up to the house very far away for a few days old duckling and I had no way of knowing where the parents were. So I took it to a rehabber in York Maine where it joined 38 others.
Then Momma duck came up 2 or 3 times a day and ate so much I had to go get seed just for her when finally she came up with 7 in tow with a spot for the one I rescued empty it broke my heart but it was not the last of the heartbreak for her or me.
She would truck these babies up here each time they were hungry all the while with danger lurking in the grass, air and water. As sick as I was she brought me joy with each visit.
One morning at 5 am I heard this ruckus out on the water or the rivers edge and the babies numbers dwindled, another mother duck flew in and was grabbing a hold of the ducklings it was not pretty and no male in site.
Then out of 8 the 7 there were just 4.
So you see I have been busy making my place into a spot safe for wildlife but I forgot about the food chain and I am sorry I had a front row seat.
So yes so far this past month it has had more drama then I cared to have but when a mother duck hears me coughing and she knows I am outside and she brings her family in tow surly that means they have been imprinted by me I am still sad but happy to see her 3 tonight for supper.
Will catch up on your blogs each morning with coffee.