A Phalanx of Ducks

The family is staying at Willet Ponds Farm in NC right now–it’s an amazing mountain getaway, with the added plus that you get to “help” with farm chores. I don’t think I have ever seen a more delighted look on boy munchkin’s face than when he was carrying a bundle of hay to the donkey.

But my favorite things are these Indian Runner Ducks. They really walk around like this. ALL THE TIME. There doesn’t seem to be a leader–they move according to the current mood of the crowd (insert metaphor for adolescent behavior here….). I looked them up, and this is standard Indian Runner behavior. Apparently they are also good egg-layers. Duck omelets anyone?