That quacking is not mallards, it’s the new ducks. They are big white domestic Pekin ducks, bred to be a gourmet Chinese entree. They are slow and fat and can’t fly at all. That’s why they came here from some fancy condos in Redmond where someone dumped them by a little lake. The Mail Carrier noticed them, contacted us, and we arranged for their rescue. They should quiet down once they figure out out the Dining Hall schedule.
Uncle Hamish and Bouncing Wee Charlotte visit the front yard late every afternoon. Stacy hides in the warm greenhouse this time of year. Just holler and she’ll come out and coax the sheep over for saltines. Hours are about 3pm to 5pm in winter.
The sheep are growing wool and will continue to fluff up until May, when they will be sheared. The date will be posted but you are advised to visit in late April to make certain you see the Before and After. It’s always a bit of a shock to see how skinny they are! The vet gets scheduled shortly afterward to make his yearly exam and give vaccinations.
We lost our precious guinea pig, Brutus, due to complications after dental surgery. Shortly after, a teenager surrendered two guinea pigs here and one almost immediately gave birth to three babies! The two baby girls went to a home in Shoreline but the cuddly male is still here. Pumpkin Pie is well acquainted with the Dining Hall schedule and squeals with the big pigs at salad time.
Our newest indoor bird is a Green-Cheeked Conure named Yoshi. He’s a little South American parrot, hatched in Hawaii. His owners were away from home so much it made more sense for him to live here where they can visit whenever they want to.
Emergency Carport Repair
I’m certain the neighborhood is relieved that I was able to repair the carport and deck before it collapsed. We avoided a total teardown by replacing rotten wood and posts, and an undersized and sagging beam. To prevent further degradation, we installed fiberglass panels on the overhead arbor. Thank you Jesus and Jose!
We currently have eggs- chicken and duck, goose in spring. As always, we have fertilizer, feed bags, and baling twine. The Little Free Library is well stocked.
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News for the Neighborhood is intended to inform the neighbors and supplement the seasonal announcements. Neighbors can also find this information on our website at https://stacysfunnyfarm.wordpress.com/