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One Fish, Two Fish, Dead Fish, New Fish

This post contains graphic violence and nudity and may not be suitable for all audiences. Reader discretion is advised. This is not a post about farming. This is a post about our fish tank. Ten years ago, Santa brought a … Continue reading

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The Puddle Pond

Five or six years ago, Dave spent an awful lot of time digging out The Puddle. We don’t have any natural water sources on our land, but the water table is relatively high. Every time we got any measurable amount … Continue reading

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Snowshoeing is for the Birds

We got 28″ of snow yesterday. In the past nine days, we’ve enjoyed 43 hours of NOT having our power out. Of course, it’s snowing again today and Dave is gone for 12 hours and the birds need to be … Continue reading

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What the Muck?!

When we sold our herd of goats last winter, we knew that we’d eventually try to move our ducks and chickens into the goat run. For one, we hated the thought of two sheds and a large, lovely pen sitting … Continue reading

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A Mite Hungry

My hives died this winter. This is the first time since starting my hives in 2013 that they haven’t survived and I’ve been anxious to know what killed them. Bees in this country are generally in a hurry to be obliterated … Continue reading

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You Gonna Eat That?

We have about 32 assorted birds on applewood farm at the moment. We also have a casual restaurant that generates a generous amount of food waste. Turns out, birds LOVE restaurant food. Chickens love it; ducks love it; guinea fowl … Continue reading

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Like Water Off a Duck’s Back

Recently, a friend approached me about taking in her ducks and chickens. She was getting ready to move and her new digs wouldn’t allow for poultry. I mentioned that we had plenty of space for birds since our flock had … Continue reading

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