This spring and into the summer has been a battle of epic proportions. Our two female ducks kept hiding nest, trying to make another bid for motherhood. I was winning this battle, finding four or five nests before they began to incubate them. I was feeling rather proud of myself
I have watched baby ducks grow up before…. when we got our original two ducks a few years ago. Ducks grow FAST. But as with every new birth, you forget just how fast they grow. One day they are breaking out of their egg and the next they are taking
Anticipation is at an all-time high around our homestead. Betty the duck went broody and hid a nest of eggs. She has been sitting on them for weeks. I had tried to calculate her “due date” and came up with July 10 or 11. Well Betty I guess has thrown
This is a topic I never thought I would be writing about. I collect my eggs religiously, so when Betty the duck started only giving me an egg every other day, I just figured she was slowing down on her egg laying production. Never in a million years did I
When you are a parent, all you want to do is make your children happy. Sometimes you don’t stop to think in your pursuit of their joy. An example of this happened recently when we decided to fulfill the oldest country kid’s Birthday Wish. You see, all he wanted was a
Ever since he was a little guy, the oldest country kid has had a deep affection for poultry. In the last year he has become obsessed with quail. He will scour the internet for hours at a time watching videos and learning about them. So it came as no surprise
Just up the road from us a piece is a farm that raises a lot of sheep. One of the really neat things they do is make cheese from the sheep milk. Every once in a while, they throw open their barn doors and invite the neighbors to stop by.
A year ago I got the “I want a duck” bug. I had been to various farm stores and looked in those big metal tubs at all the darling little duckies. But each time I left without a duck. Did I need a duck? Well their eggs are better for
Many people are catching chick fever! Are you planning on bringing home baby chicks this spring? If so you should take a moment right now and enter this giveaway for a chance to win an Eco Glow Brooder for keeping the chicks warm. And a bonus prize, a 2 gallon
Three weeks ago, we got quit the surprise….. A litter of bunnies! I didn’t have a clue our Graycie was even pregnant…. It is hard to believe that the bunnies are already three weeks old today. My how time just flies. The oldest country kid has been having a field
This whole crazy (mis)Adventure start, unbeknownst to me, 28-31 days ago. I however wasn’t clued into the goings on till around 2:30pm on Wednesday. That is when I noticed our female rabbit, Graycie, pulling fur like a mad woman!!! Having raised rabbits most of my life I instantly knew, she
Okay, so I have noticed a LOT of bloggers are doing something called Wordless Wednesday. I *think* the gist of the thing is that your just supposed to post a post with just photos…. so obviously I have already broke that rule LOL You know me, motor mouth!!! So be
They say if you love something, you should let it go, if it comes back it was meant to be…… Well this is a story three years in the making and it ends with letting go of something we loved, but happily, it didn’t come back…………. I promise this is
Once upon a time there was a girl who really wanted a duck. Every time she went to the feed store she would look at those sweet little ducklings and wish she could take a couple home. But her better judgement always won out and she left with no ducks.
For the third year in a row, Mrs. Blue Jay has blessed us with the honor of her nest in the tree next to our house. Each year we watch with anticipation as she returns, does repairs and begins to sit. All to quickly though, her little ones have fledged.