Day 348 of 365
Sometimes, there are hard days on the farm. Today was tough. Things had been going so well with the Anna Maria Plan. I kept Antonio in the separate area in the mornings, and then he would just accept that Anna Maria had been there all day when I let him out and not bother her.
Today, however, she kept going near him. She was flirting. She loves him. But he hurt her again today. I was right there and on my way, so it’s not a bad hurt. Still, it’s a big set back. Not only does Anna Maria have to heal again, but also my plan isn’t going to work. It is clear to me that Anna Maria will likely never be able to be around a male duck again.
I am at a loss tonight. I don’t know what to do. I wish someone would just tell me exactly what to do. It is not easy to find people who have had Indian Runner ducks a long time, who can offer advice. I haven’t found anyone yet.
Thankfully, this evening, I put Antonio in the separated area, and our family went to play putt-putt golf. It was a wonderful escape, and we all had the best time. I won, and my very competitive husband and son were great about it. I had so much fun.
Still, in the back of my mind, I was fretting about what to do about the ducks.
I have to keep thinking, but I am getting worn from the worrying.