We have 7 new baby ducklings this morning, they loin the 3 that hatched a fortnight ago. They are such cute little babies and it is amazing to see the difference a couple of weeks makes to their development, size and colour. The new ones are so tiny and bright yellow or black, the ones a little older have faded to a pale pastel yellow and are so much more capable. They can run and swim and catch bugs- the little newborns are still in a huddle on their siblings in eggs. We have one more clutch of eggs under another duck and a clucky chook on 6 eggs in the chook dome. Spring is definitely doing its thing around here.
The new frog pond is full of tadpoles rapidly growing, and the young plants we have planted around it are all growing like crazy. Hopefully the giant frangipani cutting I planted out there will take root, it is flowering-
The vegie garden is blessing us with abundance- cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, beans, herbs, corn, pumpkins, artichokes and we will soon be picking melons as well. We have just finished a huge strawberry harvest- much to Mr5s delight, I am amazed he didn't turn into a strawberry! Another highlight of our 5 year olds bottomless tummy was the mulberry harvest- 2 purple boys, up in the mulberry trees every afternoon. I didn't get to make any jam or pies this year, it was all harvested and eaten in the garden. It is very special to wake up at 5 am with my little boy, have a quick snuggle and have him jump out to check the garden for breakfast.