Poultry

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Quiet around here…

Quiet around here…

With our Freezer Wealth bursting at the seams with the nine ducks, seven turkeys, and five chickens that have recently been culled, I am humbled by the quiet that whispers through the property these days. There will be more to say about the process, the plans, and the recipes (especially in regards to the ducks) but, for now, there are just…
Muscovy Ducklings – All Grown Up

Muscovy Ducklings – All Grown Up

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…
Why did the Leghorn cross the road?

Why did the Leghorn cross the road?

Because he didn't know that that's where the coyotes live ;-) Despite their cute beginnings and all our hope for gobs of pure white eggs, our Leghorn chicks have grown into the most ridiculous chicken raising experience to date. Between their flightiness (yes, you all warned us) and our dogs, we've lost five of our eight Leghorns to escape and…
Broody Mamas

Broody Mamas

These two broody mamas are sharing the nest these days. Not every day, mind you, but often enough for it to either end in endless cuteness and shared responsibilities. . . or in tears. Can't wait to see the little fluff balls developing beneath them, though! Soon enough... Soon enough. xoxo, M
Balance

Balance

I've been reflecting on titles and labels a bit recently. Maybe it's the transition I'm making as I settle into my new job and introduce myself over and over and over again to people who seem genuinely curious about who I am. . . Or the fact that Kim and I will celebrate a decade together on this journey of ours…
Broody Buff

Broody Buff

I've been frustrated by the fact that I haven't had time to blog about all of the happenings around the farm these days because of all the happenings around the farm and beyond the farm! And so I've been posting to Instagram in a micro-blogging fashion in an attempt to keep up and while it's a nice alternative and I do…
Country Chickens

Country Chickens

Despite my romanticized visions of perpetually gorgeous views with all sorts of beautiful farm animals frolicking about it's becoming abundantly clear that real life often looks a bit different. Case in point: Country chickens. They are a funky bunch. They are brave and stupid. (Stupidly brave?) They escape the coop and get attacked by dogs. When the survive, they're usually…