A couple of weeks ago Jeeves died. I didn't mention it earlier because it was just so disturbing....I'm not even sure what happened.
He just showed up with all the feathers and down missing from his back and under his wings. I'm talking- bare skin! The strange thing is that there were no feathers on the ground anywhere....NONE. He was not walking well either, and did not make it through the night. Some people think that the other ducks pecked him to death, but I don't think so...I mean...where are the feathers? He was the lead drake, and when drakes do fight they just push each other around with their chests and pull out chest feathers. It's all so odd.
Then, today I found all the ducks huddled in the back of the hutch...someplace they never go unless they're extremely scared.....
They were all holding still, acting humble, and trying to look as small and inconspicuous as possible...
Everyone had plenty of feathers, but.... there were tons of feathers in the pool!
LOOK AT THAT!!!!
What in the heck happened!?!?!
I'm telling you, when you have ducks you can never relax! Poor ducks!
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