We were surprised by Jonathan and family’s gift of our first farm animals. They were given two little Cayuga ducks from a farm because they were deemed not suitable: Forrest, the larger duck is lame and Helen seems to be blind. Both are quite young and still at the endearing ‘peeping’ stage. Even though Forrest is only a few weeks older than Helen, s/he acts like a parent for the blind little duck. Jonathan’s family fell in love with them and they worked hard all the week of their vacation at the cottage to build a stronger, larger cage after Forrest was injured by a raccoon early in the week.
We would not have been prepared for any animals the first few months but the cage is complete (and has withstood further raccoon attacks) and there is a good supply of food and necessary equipment. We are enjoying our first “farm” animals.