Aw sorry for the name change. It makes sense ofcourse, but still, cocobeach had a good ring to it.
Birth is such a no nonsense thing in most parts of the world. I was born at home, midwife came by to check on my mom around noon. Casual as can be. Labor got more intense. Around 5 my mom and dad had dinner and a cup of coffee, sent my older brother to the neighbors... called the midwife back and poof, there I was. She loved to tell me she barely made it up the stairs. Water broke at the bottom, I was on my way out by the time she made it to the top.
It makes me sad that American women are made to believe they're weak and clueless and need epidurals and inductions and all that jazz. In Europe it's perfectly normal to let a woman go 42 weeks without interfering... In the US, one day past 40 weeks and they're talking induction. A real shame. But, enough soap box. Back to birds!
Getting really excited about the muscovy prospect. I had no idea these guys had such fine qualities. I knew a lot of people just love them, but I didn't know why. Now I just have to have some! Wonder if I could clip their wings.. from what I gather they're quite the flyers. I have a very large fenced yard filled with weeds, they could live there perfectly. I can split the area in half (I've got two beagles living in there now) Must get my hands on one to try first. It would be silly to raise something we don't enjoy eating.