October 26, 2014 – We had breaking news around the chicken yard today. One of the bantam babies laid her very first egg! Mom thinks it was one of the Polish, but I think it might be Henrietta. She’s been antsy lately. I’m going to take a walk up there tomorrow and come right out and ask them. No sense in guessing. It’s the cutest, littlest egg I’ve seen in a long time.
Shortly after that, Mom was off in the van with the family. Bo said he overheard them talking about going to the rescue farm where they got Tim. This news thrilled us with both apprehension and excitement.
“I wonder if they’ll bring back someone I know!” Tim said cheerfully.
“What if they bring home another cat!” I gulped in horror.
“What if it’s a horse!” Sawyer exclaimed. “I’m afraid of horses!”
“I wouldn’t mind a goat,” Dottie piped up.
“I bet it’s a potbelly pig!” said Peaches.
“I bet it’s a donkey!” said Addie.
“I’m afraid of donkeys!” Sawyer panicked.
“No,” I said to her calmly, “you’re afraid of zebras. Horses and donkeys are totally different.”
“Why is she afraid of zebras?” Peaches asked, leaning in to whisper.
“They dress like convicts,” I whispered back.
Our guessing game was interrupted when the trio of drakes waddled around the corner.
“Just passing through,” said Leisl.
“Very important day!” announced Merida.
“Two new brothers!” Eustace declared.
Then just like that, they were gone. We stood there utterly gobsmacked.
“DUCKS?!” Charlotte asked in disbelief.
“Drakes to be exact,” sighed Violet.
“New additions without a meeting?” I blurted. “Is this some sort of trick or treat? What’s happening around here?!”
A meeting with Mom was most definitely in order. I filled my satchel with a couple of apples and one of Sawyer’s raspberry bars and waited on the front steps for her to return.
More ducks without a vote. How rude.