Spring may feel a little late to some of us this year, but as of this morning, I know it’s here now! The mother duck who had been very patiently sitting on her nest in the shelter of a shrub next to the front steps

Our Proud Mama paraded her new Ducklings through the garden this morning.

has finally been rewarded! As I stepped into the sunshine this morning I was greeted very loudly by Mrs. Duck and her 12 ducklings as she marched them through the garden. She has gallently protected them all day from the lazy cat and myself (niether of us are a real threat, but she wasn’t taking any chances). I feel there must be something I can learn from this duck – her patience and hard work paid off!

Here’s to spring & fluffy little peepers!