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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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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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Hand-Hatchlings

A couple of our hens went broody a little overĀ a month back. Because chicken eggs take three weeks to hatch, it isn’t uncommon for additional eggs to be added to the original clutch along the way. The sitting mama will … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Brunch

After about 25 years in restaurants, I can safely say that Mother’s Day brunch is the worst possible shift the industry has to offer. It is stressful for a number of reasons, but mainly because EVERYONE thinks that THEIR mother … Continue reading

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Crying Fowl

Since the moment we started farming, we have cheerfully and gratefully taken in rescues and castaways of all descriptions. We started with a flock of Rhode Island Reds we found on Craigslist. Driving almost an hour to collect them, we … Continue reading

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