Tag: flock

A Quiet Night

It’s been more than a night. I use the phrase because, well, it sounds nice. The reality is though our farm has been fairly quiet for over a month now, and quiet is good. It simply means there hasn’t been much going on. Frankly,…

Explaining

I find myself explaining certain things over and over again. It is sometimes frustrating. People ask why I don’t even consider eating my ducks, I mean they are a delicacy. OMG I’ve explained this so many times so I’m going to put it out…

The Woe of Filth

I rather like to think the titles of my blogs are overdramatic. That is certainly the point, because lets face it, life on a farm while constantly busy, isn’t very dramatic. To that end, what this ‘woe’ is, is a duck pond. Its man…

That’s What I’m Talking About

Our egg collection has been down for a variety of reasons. If you look back then you’ll know I’ve been fighting some predators, molting, etc. I have accepted that with our set up it just might not be in the cards for consistent laying….

Where is my Friend?!

I have posted that recently that I have a problem with pests on the farm. In my humble opinion all farms have a pest problem. It’s really only a matter of if the farm acknowledges it and how successful they are at managing them….

The Thing About Rats

A recent discovery has lead me to realize my adversary, the crow, is not the only one. I thought Lucy, the goose, was a guardian enough for many predators. I was mistaken. You see, they are not that incredibly sneaky. The ducks have been…

Undesired Alarm Clock

I’ve never been particularly bothered by my roosters crowing. We literally have 4 of them, so these things happen. That was until recently. For whatever reason I’ve been waking up at three in the morning and can’t go back to sleep. It is incredibly…

The Villains

Every farm will have some sort of villain, if I let some of my theatricality show. More pragmatic writers likely refer to them as pests, predators, problems, you get the idea. On our farm we have been very lucky. The horses are easy, because…

Farm Made it Better

I will be posting recipes on my sister blog soon, so look for them. I just wanted to share the simply joy of making a thanksgiving that included work from our own farm. It was just eggs, a great many, but the eggs are…

Frittata Anyone?

We are having an unforeseen problem, for which if anyone has recommendations, I’m all ears. I never anticipated having trouble selling our duck eggs, because we did our research. In our area there is limited if any competition, and plenty of home bakers, bakeries,…