Monday, April 19, 2010

Mrs. MamaDuck


Mrs. Duck came back again today. With the grass shorter, she moved into the garden. Chris, Sam, and I spent a good chunk of time before lunch Staring her Down. Chris wanted so badly to get closer, but he refrained. It was hard for him, we had a lot of discussion about how she's a wild animal, and she does not want to be friends, and if she gets scared, she may bite. And he agreed, we didn't want to scare her, so he stayed back. I crossed the yard slowly, he crossed by running all the way down to the sidewalk and around, so sweet. We started calling her Mrs. MamaDuck. She just had this expectant mother look to her, like she was watching us, in case we got too close to her eggs. Only I didn't see any eggs, or any nest. I wonder if she's found a nest nearby. He told me, she needed sticks to make a nest. Chris thought so. She stayed a while, while we played in the yard, until the Meterman snuck around the corner, and scared the snot out of all of us.