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Old 05-25-2013, 12:37 AM   #731
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so, what do the duckies do for food over the memorial day weekend? shall i fix up a plate for them, and bring it over? and where IS their mamma, anyhow? i'd like to know--i haven't had roast duck in quite some time....:)
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Around here, kindergarten classes routinely hatch eggs with chicks and ducklings in an incubator. The kids love them! (sometimes too much). Then the adolescent birds are sent back to the farm.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:19 AM   #732
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what, you didn't know about my fondness for duckling, dawg?

didn't we already establish that she is a bad mother? what?
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:02 PM   #733
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so, what do the duckies do for food over the memorial day weekend? shall i fix up a plate for them, and bring it over? and where IS their mamma, anyhow? i'd like to know--i haven't had roast duck in quite some time....:)
I had some questions also. But it was just on the news and like always they don't give the whole story.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #734
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I just hope they know ducks need water to eat and aren't trying to raise them like chickens.
And if they are going to look for the mama, then maybe they weren't abandoned. They probably should have just left them.
But I guess it made a good story.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #735
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I just hope they know ducks need water to eat and aren't trying to raise them like chickens.
And if they are going to look for the mama, then maybe they weren't abandoned. They probably should have just left them.
But I guess it made a good story.
It is a worrisome story. I am sure the teacher meant well in rescuing the babies. Ducklings are able to swim immediately upon hatching. Sometimes I think it is better to let Nature take its course. No matter how hard it is to stand by and watch.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:34 PM   #736
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A bunch of pics from bluing my pistol today.
This is a gun I built from scratch, picking out and hand fitting all the parts together, polishing out the machining marks, and then taking it to a friends house to be blued.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:47 PM   #737
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Looks really good. I like how the wood handle is set off by the bluing.
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I know nothing about guns (and actually like it that way) - what is bluing?
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:19 PM   #739
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Thanks, Andy. I like the contrast, too. I like the color of rosewood grips on any finish.

Laurie, bluing is like controlled rust. The heat (290F) and the chemical reaction turn the metal bluish. It's not the most durable finish, but it's the prettiest IMO.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:43 PM   #740
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Nice, Pac!
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