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In Flight!

Wish I had wings!

My ducks have discovered their wings!
Listen to my latest COVID and Khaki Campbell Duck update!
The girls are still working on sticking their landings!
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And Now, for Something Completely Different…

5 little Khaki Campbell Ducklings!
70 little videos of 5 little ducklings…and counting!

Some may say I’ve lost my marbles, but in the process, I’ve gained five tiny Khaki Campbell peepers! I recently decided that since I won’t be traveling for the far-foreseeable future, I might as well embrace the idea of creating a homestead on our new property.

I ordered five female Khaki Campbells from Murray McMurray Hatchery for eggs and entertainment, and I’ve learned soooo much already about how to raise happy, healthy ducks. Now I’d like to share what I’ve learned and continue to learn with you!

Please SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube playlist How to Raise Happy, Healthy Ducks! COVID Duck Chronicles to get a daily dose of ducklings, and ask me questions (or leave comments) as we go!

Thanks for visiting, and remember to wash your hands (both because of coronavirus and after handling birds!) Oh, and I’ll still be creating new episodes on my podcast Alligator Preserves, so stay in touch and subscribe!

Stay safe!

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My Bizarre and Beautiful Visit

With friends breaking quarantine!

Khaki Campbell duckling image from: https://images.app.goo.gl/wy5yanh2Hv1A87hV8
Five of these little gals will arrive in the mail next week!
Listen here for more mental health wellness tips and an unusual quarantine-breaking visit!

Show Notes

  • More mental health wellness tips during quarantine from Dr. Donlon
  • Mental and physical preparation I did before my friends arrived from Leadville
  • Discussion and laughter about living under social distancing restraints and with face masks
  • Things we take for granted
  • Choices we can make!
  • Link to my latest newsletter: How Are You All Doing Out There?
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Buzzfeed

You know you like it!

Yup! I did it! I submitted my first Buzzfeed post and it was really fun! Check it out here and tell me what you think!

Popcorn–It’s What’s for Dinner (or Lunch, or Breakfast)!

Dinner for two!
Mmmmmm! Smell the aroma of fresh, hot popcorn!
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Q Diaries 35: Cinco de Mayo and Fractured Ankles

Sounds like a party, am I right?

Happy (?) Cinco de Mayo!
It’s just a lateral avulsion fracture of the malleolus!

Show Notes

  • I discuss why I’m clearly not yet a pro at walking, although I’ve been practicing this specific ‘sport’ for 60 years!
  • Props and sincere thanks to the entire ER staff at HRRMC! Thank you!
  • I talk about Cinco de Mayo parties with hopes that with life in the grip of a global pandemic, people will stop finding things to be offended about.
  • More mental heath wellness tips and confession about my own OCD tics.
  • Not sure where those Cinco de Mayo photos are…perhaps in the attic of our Leadville house!
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Q Diaries 34: My Scary Adventure into COVID-land

(with an eye toward the humorous nature of it all!)

I moved 20 cinder blocks a distance yesterday, for our outdoor duck coop. Felt good after being ‘cooped up’ in protective gear for my Safeway adventure!

Show Notes

  • I finally do it. I make the trek to Safeway for the first time since mask-wearing during social distancing became a requirement.
  • I do not forget the cheese.
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Q Diaries 33: My New Life

Dumplings and Ducklings

The duck coop, almost finished! Still have to dig it in (for critter control)!
More mental health wellness tips during quarantine and a changed perspective. Oh, and pumpkin dumplings!
Setting up the coop from McMurray Hatchery

Show Notes

  • More mental health wellness tips during quarantine from Dr. Donlon.
  • How COVID-19 has changed my perspective on where I live.
  • New recipe ideas (pumpkin dumplings) and excitement about becoming a duck wrangler.
  • CCWE writing prompt about home and belonging
  • DO NOT DRINK, GARGLE WITH, INGEST, or INJECT household cleaning supplies! (still can’t believe the man in charge of the United States–the “person who has a good you-know-what”–thought this might be a good idea to test). (Well, yes, I can).
  • Be safe. Be hopeful. Be kind to yourself and to others.
Pumpkin dumplings with shredded Pecorino Romano cheese!
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Q Diaries 32

More Mental Health Tips and Writing Inspiration

Read my story “Tanked” in my Dark Ebb: Grim Tales collection!
Listen here, y’all! And please click “LIKE” if you enjoyed it!

Show Notes with Links

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Q Diaries 28-31: Ducks and Pea Soup

There are some seriously Medusa-like weeds in our garden!
Listen here, and please hit “Like” if you like it!
My 2000-piece puzzle…I’m maybe 1/4 done? Still can’t find two side pieces :/

Show Notes and Links

  • A catch-up episode of gardening, duck research, fruit tree research, puzzle progress and pea soup sickness!
  • These are Khaki Campbell ducks, and we’re going to have 5 next month!
  • More mental health tips from Dr. Donlon, which I needed this week because I’ve been feeling uninspired…
  • But I do have some great new ideas for my next book!
  • By the way, have you ordered your copy of DARK EBB: GRIM TALES yet?
  • I’ll be going back to weekly episodes again. Next one on Monday!
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Q Diaries 26: COVID-19 Fatigue

So tired!

The toilet paper square challenge!
Puzzles, seeds, graphic novels, Crow-Magnum, fatigue . . .

Show notes

  • Quarantine fatigue and mental health tips
  • Planting seeds (14 varieties!)
  • Puzzle mania
  • Artist Becky Jewell‘s live Instagram episode, creating the graphic novel for “Crow-Magnum”!
  • I’ve started my next book!!!
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