Last week we got an e-mail from Miss B. a 2nd grade teacher in the area asking if we ate our ducks. As a vegetarian I was able to assure her that we use them for egg laying for our customers and as pets. The next e-mail asked if we could take in the classroom’s science project. All of the eggs they had purchased had hatched and the little ducklings were rapidly outgrowing their habitat.
Miss B. brought out this group first. The dedicated teacher who is here from New Jersey had to help two others from their shells and since they were a little smaller also had to give them a little more TLC. They came out last night to join the rest of the clutch of hatchlings.
The one the students had named Hercules clung to Miss B. and kept following her when she tried to leave. I could tell she was having a hard time letting go and so was the duckling. In a time when so many teachers are under such pressure to deliver test scores with little to work with and financial cuts to their paychecks as well– what a wonderful testament to the lengths these fine educators will go to for their students. Miss B. drove the 30 miles out to the farm on her Spring Break to insure that these little ones would have a place to grow. We thank her for this wonderful addition to our farm on behalf of all of our customers who buy duck eggs. We hope that she and her students will visit Hercules and the others often.