Saturday, June 13, 2015

Another eclectic mix of critters

Traveling from Ladybrand last week, we stopped off at a popular roadside farm stall. While having our hot drinks and waiting for our meal, I spotted two white ducks waddling past the glass. 
White domestic duck
Known colloquially as "kwakkies" 

Until I moved to the Free State, I'd never called these duck anything but white ducks. Here I heard them referred to as kwakkies pronounced kwukkeys. They're excellent snail police and as they don't eat your flowers or vegetables, they're most popular in any garden . 
We chose a table next to the roaring fire ...

...although the whole restaurant was warm because of the sun streaming in through the windows
We're not used to the cold weather any more, but we're coping! 

The restaurant has homely touches such as this antique sideboard

I felt I was being watched, and sure enough...

...Mr Rooster peering into the warm restaurant
Grant tempted him towards the window
His harem of three hens boasted chooks ...

...every bit as large as he
Later we watched the rooster begging tidbits from customers sitting outside in the sunshine

I'm linking my post today to Saturday Critters with Eileen here


  1. Geese are the best watchdogs ever ! they even were used in the army because they were the first to detect that someone was approaching !

  2. i like that rooster and his harem... and that side board to. really like that roaring fire.. i do love a good fire.

  3. Hello Jo, I like this cute restaurant. The kwakkies are cute and I like the rooster with his harem! Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  4. Cute kwakky and big hens.
    Nice place!

  5. lovely ducks and chickens, we dont' have white ones here but we have the regular ones that use to come up on my deck at my old house :-)

  6. Gorgeous chickens and ducks! Looks like a great place to have a meal as well.

  7. Oh, I did enjoy this visit...I love the chickens and rooster...and that sideboard is a beauty.


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