Jelly, jelly, jelly!

Hi there, its Jo here this evening.  I spose you are curious about what I am jealous of these days, enough so I will reveal it to my readers.

Years ago, my son and I lived out in the country and I could indulge in some of my animal wishes.  And I did!  I got two Pekin ducklings,
which quickly grew into two gorgeous white adult ducks.

They were most charming, Sherman and Mildred, were the names I gave them, whatever happened made them happy, the sunshine , the rain, anything that came along.  They had a little pool they swam  in every day  and THAT made them happy, and their enthusiasm for  life was infectious!  They liked to come to the garden with me, and pick my cherry tomatoes and eat them, shake them all down the front of their white bibs!  Then we got a pair of Indian Runners, funny, tall, skinny, great bug eaters who made themselves right at home.
People have called them Penguin Ducks
because they stand straight and tall and walk funny!
(Pictures from Google)
They were everybit as entertaining and merrymaking as the Pekins.

So why am I consumed with jealousy these days?  Go visit
The Run Around Ranch and see for yourself. Then look at Run Around Ranch and see more of what I would love
in my yard.

Its hard to understand how one might have a yard full of ducks and not even a kiddie pool for them to swim in, no , we need a pond.  I've got the fenced in yard, but I wonder how the City would feel about a pond.  I can almost guess.  Can you?

A while back I promised you a blog and photos of a hobby and have not presented that because the photography is not so easy to do.  Stay tuned!

Cheers and hugs,
Jo, the Duck Lover
Stella the Squirrel Chaser
Zkhat the catnip mouse maniac


  1. Beautiful duck photos on both this post and the Run Around Ranch. I'm interested by your comment implying that the City might not allow a pond in your back yard. In the UK, that would not be a matter for City regulation, you could just go and get digging!
    Still looking forward to learning about the mystery hobby!
    Cheers! Gail.

  2. i was totally absorbed in this post - loving your duckies and your tale, then all of a sudden you throw me into it! ha! what a surprise!

    i do know how lucky i am to live where i do. i try very hard not to take any of it for granted. i am very blessed! :)

  3. Cute ducks and so well looked after I hope they do let you build them a pond.. Hugs GJ xx

  4. Ducks are just the happiest creatures!!

  5. Oh wow! Did you know that I used to raise Mallard ducks? I need to send you an email because there's too much to say for a comment. I'll go find some pics of my feathered friends.

  6. We are off to take a peek, Jo. Wish you could have those ducks and runners again - why not just go for it?

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. A message for Stella - regarding her comment on my blog today.
    You really think the sun ever gets warm enough to dry paws round our way.......?!
    Toodle pip!

  8. My people would like to have ducks. I would like to chase them!

    Nubbin wiggles,