The history of the duck pond
It was about 1990... four men who were living in Olafsfjordur wanted to have lives on the pond. They got some duck eggs from Akureyri. One member of group got experience of taking care of the ducks and the work is easier than expectation.
Alda María Traustadóttir
Born in a farming family that she has got experience taking care all kinds of animals.
She has been involved in Natural History Museum since 1993.
- When I got the first machine from my husband (K.Haraldur Gunnlaugsson) in 2006, I started to have my chicks and ducklings.
What are the motivations of taking care of the duck?
- I like to see lives around the pond. Through years effort, more and more birds, ducks and geese come and stay. They stay longer, probably they feel safe and it is good place for staying.
What did you feel when the first time you had to control the number of the ducks?
- I felt sick of my stomach several days before we had to kill some of them. Of course, now I get use of it.
What is the most interesting thing through the farming?
- Once I got the pre-school students visited the ducklings... I got lots of satisfaction from their faces and reaction. It is good to teach children about animals, birds and lives.