Well our mummy duck finally had her babies.
She completly destroyed the herb and flowers on the front of the boat, had 6 chicks left 3 unfertilised behind and buggered off without paying her rent.
She now waits outside the boat every morning, with her brood, expecting more goodies, cheeky.
We also have a very large Coypu swimming in the port , fearless, he is swimming within 2 feet of the boat hatch. I think because we have been on the water , in France , for over 8 years we can occasionally take the abundance of wildlife for granted.
and up the field there is a wide variety of wildlife and many different types including this magnificent large swallow tail butterfly.
In the meantime I have been concentrating on building and filling more raised bed in our permaculture garden, I must be mad in this heat , crazy time.
The good news is that our plantings are growing well and we should be eating our own spuds , salad and courgettes next week., happy days.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes