Monday, April 22, 2013

Ducks in a Row

I've got an Earth Day post in the works, but I had to share this first...

Our school has a pretty awesome enclosed courtyard in the middle of the building.  Think of the building as a rectangle with a hole in the middle. You get the point. ANYWHO, for as long as this courtyard has been in place, at least one mother duck will fly into it and lay her eggs every spring. When I first started at my building, I thought people were kidding, and that the janitor planted eggs there or something ridiculous. No, no, no. They're totally legit, and it's pretty much the coolest thing ever... Check these little guys out!

When they first hatched, our janitor put out a little wading pool for them... Adorable.

When their mother is away, they can usually be found huddled in a little heap sleeping in the sun... Again, adorable.

And as if they couldn't be any cuter, they now have a little ramp leading to a makeshift swimming pond. Oh. My. Gosh. When you see these little suckers running up and down the ramp, it's pretty stinking awesome.

We pass the ducks every day on our way to lunch and special, and it's always cool to see my little firsts poke their heads out the window to see what their ducky friends are up to! In a week or so, our janitor will open the doors to the building and let the ducks waddle down the hall and out the front door.





Sorry, I'm pretty much a little kid when it comes to these things.


Christy said...

We have an enclosed courtyard too and the same thing happens. It started about 5 years ago. It's pretty cool :)

Mrs. Holder’s First Grade

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