We bought our initial flock of ducks from the farm store 4 years ago. Four Indian Runner ducks and two Khaki Campbell ducks. With this group of six we ended up with four drakes (males) and two ducks (females). Ducks are quite different, in my opinion, from chickens. My ducks have been hand raised, starting … Continue reading And Then There Were 2…
The entire planet seems to be on this virus lockdown. Going outside has been looked down upon, our government officials have told us to keep our kids at home and away from school. We have been told to not go to work if at all possible. Yet, I have seen a pretty normal amount of … Continue reading What are you doing?
The ducklings have reached the stage of life that I can now definitively tell whether they are boy or girl ducks. Man-Farmer was hoping for all boy ducks. For one specific reason only...no eggs. No eggs would mean that there would be zero possibility of any more ducks in his future. I had to burst … Continue reading Duck Tails
I'm missing a chicken. Well, I was missing a chicken, but then she was there. Smack dab in the middle of the flock. Then she was gone again. Nowhere to be seen when it's time to lock up the hens when the sun has gone down. Chickens will instinctually head to the chicken coop when … Continue reading Where’s Ducky MoMo?
The ducklings are looking like ducks now. They almost have all of their feathers. They swam in a pool for the first time this week. Some of the ducklings have bald spots on their heads. The big ducks have been seen chasing them around. When the big ducks catch the little ducks that peck them … Continue reading Farm Update
In a previous post I wrote you may remember that our duck, A Khaki Campbell named Patty, was laying on a nest of eggs. 12 eggs... She began to lay her eggs when we were on our vacation in Florida. My dad noticed that our male ducks, the drakes, were hanging around behind our … Continue reading Ducklings
We got up earlyish on May 25th as we were hoping to set out on our road trip to Florida by 7am. Man-Farmer went out to the barn as he normally does to open the pasture gate for the pony, Buttercup Luck. He opens the chicken coop door so that the 4 chickens and 8 … Continue reading Poultry Problems
A few days ago I posted pictures on my Cheshire Farm Facebook page (click here to see what I'm talking about!) about all of the poison ivy that I've found on the farm this year. Now, I live in the country. And I'm surrounded by the woods. Poison ivy is not new to me. We … Continue reading My Poison Ivy Crusade
We had two goats for six years. They were twin 6 month old sisters that we bought from our local children's zoo to be companions to our pony. Our then 2 year old wanted to name them 6 and 7...we persuaded her to change the names from numbers to something sweeter. She then came up … Continue reading Where Yogurt Lies…
Come visit the farm with me today...