Category Archives: Animals

Ducklings

Pask’s eggs hatched! They hatched on Sat Oct 15. There are 5 ducklings. So cute! They learned to swim the next day. See how Pask is lifeguard? Here is an interesting fact: When ducklings are hatched, the mother gives them … Continue reading

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Our broody duck

This is Pask. She is a Muscovy duck. She is sitting on eggs. Duck eggs take 35 days to hatch. She should be hatching in about a week or two. Stand by for the hatching blog. –photo and blog by … Continue reading

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The Duck House is Almost Ready

              The ducks are getting big. So soon they will need to move to their permanent house that is going to be in our pond’s fenced-in area. The duck house is currently being built next … Continue reading

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Ducks on the farm

We just bought ducklings and they are very cute. We have four Indian Runners, two Cayugas,  four  Golden Layers and one Magpie. The ducks are one week old now. The ducks currently live in a little shed that I originally … Continue reading

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Goat Midwifery

Goat Midwifery When my goat was in labor, it reminded me of my own natural childbirth experiences. This story is a recollection of my goat Avi’s first birth on our farm, four years ago. No kids this year, but hopefully next year! … Continue reading

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Sheep come to the homestead-warming party

Back in July, I went blueberry picking right near my friends Shannon and BJ’s new property where they are renovating a dilapidated house on some nice land. It’s the kind of house that people in their right mind would tear … Continue reading

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Beeswax Candle Dipping

 I love to dip candles in December. Today was dipping day! Candles are a beautiful symbol for the season. Candles are symbolic for Solstice–it’s nice to have the warmth and light of candles during the dark days of winter. Solstice … Continue reading

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Peregrin Falcon guest dines at the farm

 My kids are pretty fond of the chickens. They raised some of the chickens from little chicks… So Jonah was crushed yesterday when he found out that a predator bird had killed his favorite chicken, Robber. Robber was actually given … Continue reading

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Kids on the farm

 Kids on the farm…goat kids, that is! The first week of April we welcomed triplet goat kids to the farm. Our Alpine dairy goat, Avanell, gave birth to the triplets. Two females and a male. I seemed to block out … Continue reading

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Surprise

Look what Phil and the boys brought home from Southern States last week! Five baby ducks. And see how they’ve grown:

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