My neighbors that live down by the water have mallards in their yard all the time. Last spring they brought me a lone drake that wasn't integrating into the wild herd and I named him "Jeeves". I.recently sold all of my males except Jeeves and have been scheming on how to get some new ones. This is not as easy as it seems because most of the male mallards in town came from my eggs! Well, this morning the same neighbors called me.....they had an immature drake that had been abandoned by its mother. It had disappeared for a few days and this morning finally showed up, injured and starving! It somehow made it up to the food dish and they were worried that it wasn't going to make it on its own, so they gave me a call to see if I wanted it. YES! So, meet "Lucky"...
He is the luckiest duck in the world....food, water, shelter, protection from predators, company (when he is ready for it), a chance to rest and recover from his injuries in a private suite, and about 7 females all to himself next Spring (unless I find some more drakes!!)
Rest up little buddy!
THE U-Pick GARDEN will be closing August 20th. This will be the last year the garden will be open to the public. Next year I'll be operating as a CSA, supplying about 20 regular customers with weekly boxes. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years, but it's time to try something new.
To get a copy of my book, "How To Grow Vegetables In Sitka, Alaska" just give me a call....The books are $20 plus tax. If you live out of town and want me to mail you a copy, you can mail a check for $25.60 to:
P O Box 6021
Down To Earth U-Pick Garden is located at 2103 Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, Alaska. It is open usually from mid-June through late August. Hours are Monday-Saturday 12:00 to 6:30. On Farmer's Market Saturdays I am not open until 2:00. Children are welcome but may not run through the garden or chase the ducks. If you have any questions you can contact me, Lori Adams, at 907-747-6108 or 907-738-2241. My email address is email@example.com