Monday, May 12, 2008

A New Mamma in Town.....

Hello Friends,
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! Mine was probably one of the best so far. As the title states, there's a new mom in town and I was lucky enough to share the special day with her. You see a mamma duck decided to lay 10 or so eggs in my fromt garden, right below my window. She made a cozy little nest in our mulch and covered it with soft down feathers. I have to say that this is some priveledge since I've never even seen a duck in our neighborhood before. I called a nature center because I wanted to make sure the babies would be safe after they are born since we don't live anywhere near water but they informed me that mallard ducks lay eggs up to a half mile from water where the male duck waits for her and his new little brood. Isn't that the sweetest? You can't even count on some humans for that kind of dependability.
I will share pictures of her when I can get a good shot.

My gifts from my family were the best. Jake made me the cutest bookmarks at school and Alex made me a flower magnet with his picture in the middle. From my husband and the boys I got these flowers.....

A gardening journal that I can't wait to use because as my garden grows, it will be nice to have something to put my notes and sketches in. What works, what needs to be moved next spring, etc... They also gave me a gardeners almanac with facts and funny little sayings that I love and a year of Marth Stewart Living.

They also continue to support my addiction to Burts Bee's Lip Balm...sadly this is probably a one month supply:) I absolutely love the minty tingle it gives.......very addicting, just ask my sister:)


And lastly they bought me a new red Phillies t-shirt and pajamma bottoms. It was really a Mothers Day/Birthday combo since my husband was away during my Birthday last month.

So, I'm off to make my rounds and see how you all made out on your special day!

6 comments:

Kim H. said...

WOW what a Mother's day, Tracy! I did not have ducks but a litter of baby bunnies in my garden! But today they we all killed by a hawk :( Your gifts are wonderful!

michelle said...

How fun,my daughter would love the mama duck. For some reason she has always been crazy about ducks! Glad you had a good moms day!

Jenn said...

So happy you had a great day! Can't wait to see those sweet pics. of Mama Duck!!! xox...jenn

Mandy said...

Damn girl! You are a bloggin' fool these days. For a minute, I thought you were talking about me, being the New Mama in Town. I was sad when it was about the duck. ;)

I can't wait to see the chicks hatch! You'll have to do an art piece to celebrate.

Happy Mother's Day, and thank you for my gift.

xxxooo

dubuhdudesigns said...

Happy belated Mother's day..looks like you were treated like a Queen by your "subjects"!

~dani~ said...

It all sounds so perfect!! Ducks are wonderful lil pets and are sooo fun to watch grow. Let me know if you need any help. If you want to help her along, put a big bowl of water out there and toss chopped spinach nearby. Happy mothering~