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Posts Tagged ‘muscovy ducks’

April showers?

April 27th, 2010 by Heidi

Yesterday we were outdoors in shorts, this morning we woke up to ….

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Two birds, one stone!

April 20th, 2010 by Heidi

The weekend didn’t just have people coming and going, we also sold all the quail and another of the ducks, leaving us with only 2 males and 8 females. Having the double benefit of providing a little extra cash and fewer mouths to feed.

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Population statistics

April 5th, 2010 by Heidi

Today I updated our population statistics page for last month, in part because it is easier to manage if I update it at the beginning of every month, and partly as a review of our numbers in anticipation of moving.

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Hopeful

March 4th, 2010 by Heidi

I am hopeful! And I am looking forward to see what everyone else over on You Capture is hopeful about.

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My Happy Place

December 3rd, 2009 by Heidi

This weeks You Capture had me all confused, there are so many things that make me happy and that I love to photograph that deciding what to do seemed like an impossible task.

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Oven, Friends, Duck!

December 1st, 2009 by Heidi

As I mentioned in last Tuesday’s post, the element in our oven put on a grand finale light show and then bowed out. I posted a distressed status update on Facebook and then went to concentrate on the long list of chores needing to be done. By lunchtime some very good friends had contacted us to say they had a spare and would like us to have it as an early Christmas present!

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It should be hard

November 27th, 2009 by Heidi

I was expecting it to be hard to take our ducks in for ‘processing’, this is not the kind of decision that we make lightly. No matter the logic or reasoning; or that I know it is, especially in this case, necessary. It was a very hard decision and I think that is the way it should be.

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Trouble comes in threes

November 24th, 2009 by Heidi

Well I am hoping that the old saying trouble comes in threes is true as I am not sure what else I can deal with this week. On top of the troubles, last night we sold Little Dude which was really hard and I am kind of dreading Thursday already.

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Naturally raised duck

November 20th, 2009 by Heidi

Just in case you didn’t read Monday’s post, one of our neighbours reported us to the city complaining that our ducks have been ‘trespassing’ and eating crops, this isn’t strictly true, but it has meant that we need to ensure that our ducks do not leave our property at all.

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Good neighbours?!?!?

November 16th, 2009 by Heidi

Today I was going to write about the crazy busy weekend we had, after Saturday’s spinning (for me) and wood cutting and tidying (for Steve), yesterday was even busier with sheep evaluating, chasing, vaccinating, begging forgiveness with treats, quail pen cleaning, and even more wood chopping, sorting and stacking.

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You Capture ~ Red

October 8th, 2009 by Heidi

This weeks ‘You Capture’ theme is Red, so I spent some time in the last few days trying to find red around the farm …..

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Red, White and/or Blue!

July 30th, 2009 by Heidi

A while back I stumbled upon a new blog that has a photo of the month competition and I though it sounded like fun.

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