Last weekend, we picked up four Muscovy ducks for our farm.
I had two pet geese when I was a teenager which instilled a special place for waterfowl in my heart.
Hopefully, we'll be able to keep them from predators and enjoy their useful consumption of flies and ticks
as well as watching them float around on the pond.
(Is it just me, or do you find it very restful to watch ducks swimming on the still water of a pond as well?)
I thought these old book illustrations were fun to share this week.
Here is some cleaned up versions.
This one also caught my eye.
My ten year old has especially been enjoying the new members on our farm.
(Some cleaned up versions follow:)
I have envied her, peacefully sitting on the soft spring grass, the ducks and drake nibbling the grain from her hands.
I have to admit, I have given in a couple times and joined her.
Sweet little ducks.
Feel free to use these vintage illustrations for fun projects.
They are from the late 1800's so there shouldn't be any copyright on them.
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