Archive | November 2016

Garlic Festival

At the end of September, I went to the Garlic Festival in Saugerties, New York. ┬áThis festival is well known in my area and a fun trip for anyone who has a love for the stinky stuff. Personally, I love garlic and grew up eating the stinky but very yummy thing. My absolute favorite part of going was the garlic vanilla ice cream. I’ve never been to the festival before this and was shocked at the weird, but truly delicious pairing. It’s my new favorite ice cream flavor and I can still taste it as I write this. It has this unique sweet roasted garlic flavor that isn’t too strong, but goes absolutely perfect with vanilla ice cream. I sadly cannot remember who made it because I was to involved in the ice cream to find out. Oh well! There’s always next year!

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End of Summer and The Four Musketeers

Now that summer is over, there’s not much to do in the garden besides weed and get ready for next year. That means more time on here! I love fall and all the beautiful colors, but it means it’s time to wind down from all the spring and summer gardening fun. I have a ton of pictures from bugs to flowers to ducks and chickens from the last couple of months, so I’ll get to posting those soon. For now, here’s a little story of cuteness to get you by:

20161004_173141These guys hatched over the summer and became my babies. I call them my 3 musketeers and d’Artagnan (the chick). From Left to right, we have Penelope Pussycat, Charlotte (recently found out she’s a girl, not a boy), Daisy Duck (chick), and Pepe Le Pew. Pepe ended up imprinting on me. Imprinting is basically what happens when a bird hatches and thinks the first thing it sees is it’s mom. The little cutie would follow me around and snuggle with me. Who could resist a duck snuggle??

Penelope just did what Pepe did and ended up being my second baby. Then we have Daisy who imprinted on Pepe and just loves to snuggle with her duck brother and two sisters (and me).

Charlotte has a sad tale. She was the first hatched of 9 ducklings and the oldest of these four. Sadly, 8 were lost to a fox, or a raccoon, or a hawk. I don’t really know, since we have so many predators around. Poor Charlotte was left all alone, so I had to bring her inside with Pepe, Penolope, and Daisy. I’m very overprotective of all of them now and don’t let them wonder too far anymore.

They are all so much bigger then in this photo now, but still so cute!