Friday, August 22, 2014

Ducks and Dolls

Nellie stopped by again, she said, to show me two old baby dolls. Two grungy old baby dolls. One she said had been thrown away. She found it at the trash dump. Not sure about the other. We looked at the dolls, talked for a few minutes and Nellie said, smiling, I brought you something you've been wanting. Oh my gosh! What? She walked around to the back of her old two tone grey and burgundy pick-up truck, let the raggedy old tailgate down, reached in and pulled out a cage holding a beautiful white duck. A large graceful white duck with black markings. The duck looks a lot like this female "Magpie" duck borrowed from Wikipedia...




Where was my camera while all this was happening? In the house! Why didn't I get a picture of Nellie and her truck? Maybe next time. 

Like Piper our little black duck, this new duck has lived in a pen...never been on the water before. These ducks are so enjoying the pond. I got a few pictures early this morning of the three ducks on the pond, but not a close up...





No duck in this next picture. I just like the picture...



Nellie would not let me pay her for the duck so I talked her into taking half the green beans I had snapped and washed...all ready to put on to cook. There were enough to make each of us a big potful. 

Back to those dolls. I am warning you...these boy baby dolls from the 1970's need some work bad...





This should be a fun job!

I hope to be back soon with better pictures of the ducks and the dolls. Better get busy...got beans on the stove in the pressure canner. Thank you for visiting.

Love,
Henny



15 comments:

  1. I'm happy for the little duck. Finally, some freedom. :)

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    1. I know. I hate to see ducks in a pen with only a pan of water to drink.

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  2. I can just imagine the happy quacky ducks on the pond!
    Jane x

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  3. Aww, such a beautiful duck !
    Days spent paddling around the pond, with friends by it's side.....precious.
    ~Jo

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    1. I love watching these ducks. I've decided the ducks are more fun than the chickens.

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  4. Such a beautiful place you have! I am sure the ducks will be happy there. :-)
    Have a blessed weekend!

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    1. Thank you! You have a blessed weekend too.

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  5. The spotted duck is lovely! I don't think I've seen one before. Yes, those baby dolls look like they have been well loved. Especially the hair! That will be a challenge, I think.

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    1. I am so glad to have a duck that I can see when I look out the window. The darker ones blend in with the water. I had never seen one like her either.

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  6. What a lovely day - beans traded for a duck, and dolls waiting for a new lease on life.

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    1. Makes me think of Jack and the Beanstalk.But I think he traded a cow for some beans. :)

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  7. Reading your blog is like visiting a far distant time and place. I love it! I sure would like to see a photo of Nellie and her truck sometime. Would she be willing to make a guest appearance?

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  8. Thank you very much! I'm not sure about Nellie. She would certainly make an interesting post.

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  9. Echoing your other readers, I loved hearing about the Duck gift/trade, and your interesting friend, Nellie. Reminded me that my son had a little bean bag doll he actually called "Beans". When it eventually wore thin and started leaking, I saved it someplace. I know you will do a great job refreshing those dolls.

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