Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Busy Growing...just not in the garden!

Troy and I are proud to announce that come March next year we are going to be a family!

I am currently about 11 weeks along and have been doing well with the exception of some rather unpleasant morning/all day sickness over the past few weeks. Thankfully it is starting to ease so I might soon be feeling well enough to get outside and get the garden ready for spring!

I had originally planned on doing a big garden out the back this season but now, keeping in mind how big I will be over summer and how hard bending will be, I have decided to stick to the same front area we used last year as well as the other half of the front yard which I will use for a no-dig potato bed. This will save me spending too much time weeding, plus will keep it safe from the vandals. And by vandals, I mean ducks, of course.

The little escape artists manage to get out every time the wind blows (our gate doesn't latch) and of course as soon as they are free they waddle off down the street, across the road or into the neighbours yard... it is beginning to get frustrating having to herd them back in all the time. I wasn't too concerned when they stuck to our front yard but I worry about them crossing the road. They must be getting some good forage in their wanderings though because the girls are laying like crazy. Unfortunately due to the morning sickness I cant bear the thought/smell of eggs, especially the duck eggs so they are mostly going to waste. I have had a chat to the bloke at the health food store and he is happy to try and sell some of them for me so we will see how that goes.

The chookies are happy friendly little munchkins, also laying well. The only problem we are having is that Gerald, the drake, keeps hassling them. Apparently the two ducks arent enough to satisfy his manly needs. He doesn't seem to have done them any harm yet but I will be keeping a close eye out...

Oh yeah, and less than a month till our wedding. Woot!

4 comments:

The Duck Herder said...

heehee, what a great post! Congrats on the baby baby Em. That is pretty cool. And I did laugh a little because your life is completely DUCKED now!

Hope you make lots of money selling their lovely eggs.

duckie xxxx

Em said...

Thanks :) I am loving the idea of being pregnant but not the nausea. Found out today at the docs appointment that I have lost 5kgs since my last visit!

Took a bunch of eggs (chookie and ducky) to my mums place when we went up this weekend. She was very excited to try some baking with them. Once I can look at them without retching I will take some to the shop to be sold...

alysonhill said...

Congratulations EM! Over the years I've heard a lot of stories about women getting pregnant slapbang in the middle of enormously busy creative projects (such as yours)and here you are - bursting into bloom ;)
Ginger snap biscuits helped a little when I was sick...I sucked 'em. All the best for all your growing.

Em said...

Thanks Alyson :) Unfortunately I hate the taste of ginger so it has the opposite effect on my stomach that that which is desired!!! Thankfully I seem to be getting past the worst of the nausea now...