All grown up and completely gorgeous, our Muscovy ducklings are no longer ducklings! Instead, they’re trying to fly all over the garden and eating us out of house and home with their love of and obsession for chicken scratch as a snack!
So, I’ve been joking on social media that it’s time to send them to freezer camp…
but it’s not really a joke 🙂
And so, with Kitty beginning to lay eggs again (which we’re taking as an official sign she’s done caring for her ducklings), Kim culled one of the ducks last weekend as a trial run, to see how it would be and see what she felt she needed (supplies wise) in order to cull the remaining nine we’re intending to cull.
Of course, we’re keeping Red & Kitty and have also decided to keep two of their daughters (because, eggs).
So, last night was the first meal I’ve ever eaten that included duck, and it was absolutely divine!
Delicious, not oily (like everyone worries about with duck) and so very worth the few tomatoes they’ve eaten in the garden.
And so this weekend we, (with the help of a friend) will cull the remaining nine, give a couple away, sell a couple, and send the remaining few to freezer camp to feed us over the winter.
This whole raising your own meat thing is intense…
and so incredibly fulfilling in so many ways.