Mama Mello might still be holding those kids of hers hostage, but Kitty has “delivered” her ducklings to us right on time!
Today marks day 35 since Kitty sat on her clutch, and in perfect form, all those ducklings she’s been caring for so diligently began hatching early this morning!
Now, she’s guarding them well, holding them close under her warm belly on this cold, blustery, dark & cloudy Spring day, but we got a couple of glimpses of their fluffy cuteness from afar with my 55-250mm lens, peeking through the fence, past Red, and into a very dark shelter.
As we do 🙂
These ducklings mark a very important milestone on our farming journey as they are the very first babies born on our ever-growing farm!
I am so in awe of nature and so very grateful to intentionally be witness to and a part of the phenomenal cycle of life.
I mean, just look at that tiny little beak! 35 days from an egg you could eat for breakfast to an actual duckling!