Rachel has become deeply passionate about ducks this year and has 8 ducks and 2 drakes at the moment in a large enclosure below the Pumpkin Patch. She can be seen taking them for walks around the property on slug patrol; they love to peck around in the dirt while we’re clearing gardens for new planting. Last month she invested in an incubator in order to begin breeding and her first little ducklings began emerging last week after 28 days of incubation. Pekings, Ayelsbury, Peking x Cayuga and Khaki Campbells have hatched and 13 little ones are squeaking away and constantly busy in our lounge room, beguiling all visitors.
Photos by Jordan Osmond