“Breaking Bread”

Most every morning, my little herd of ducks is waiting for their breakfast of corn, served in fine china (Cool Whip bowls). By the way, did you know that there are actually several terms for a group of ducks? They may be referred to as a paddle, a flock, raft, team, badelynge, bunch, or brace. Oh, the wonders of the internet.

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Although not a leisurely breakfast, they do all seem to share and get along well with each other.  It’s difficult to tell in the picture, but of all these, there’s only one male.

Saturday afternoon, I glanced out and saw Bride Swan. By the time I reached her (with bread),  the ducks were all there, too.  Then Groom Swan came swimming in and joined the others on land.

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Everyone’s your friend when you’re passing out free food.

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“Oh, hi, Motor Man.  I didn’t know you were there – taking pictures!”

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A friend recently sent me the link to an article saying that you shouldn’t feed bread to waterfowl.

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Anyone know if Purina makes Swan Chow? And Duck Chow?

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15 responses to ““Breaking Bread”

  1. Purina makes everything else so why not waterfowl food too? How nice you had all your ducks in order (haha) and the swans there at the same time.

    Pam

  2. I can see all those ducks landing in your yard when they see all the wedding guests, thinking they are there to serve them dinner!!

  3. I dunno. What do ducks eat anyway?

  4. Well, obviously, your ‘watery’ friends are NOT suffering from eating bread. Perhaps it’s like so many things humans eat or drink. What’s bad for you one week is good for you the next! Look far enough you can always find another opposing opinion!

  5. EveryBODY seems to be happy! What a nice GREEN set of shots!

  6. i feed hen scratch to the ducks here. 🙂

  7. Looks like you need to work on getting all your ducks in a row! Sorry…I just could’t help myself.

  8. You have the best garden ever 🙂 xx0xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. Love seeing groom and bride together!!

  10. I don’t recall ever seeing duck or swan chow ! But they all seem to be doing okay … They keep coming back !

  11. You lead an absolutely charmed life, my dear…

  12. It looks like both you and the ducks are having fun!

  13. LOL! A bunch of ducks dining on Purina Duck Chow had me chuckling.
    You are as cute as the ducks and the swan. Is it a “gaggle” of swans or what? Love these pictures. 🙂

  14. Looks so serene! Must be very calming to visit with your ducks and swans so often! ~ Sheila

  15. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Your feathered friends know where to come!

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