Monday Menagerie

ducks

Here’s some of my favorite “girls”. They have so much personality, and they are truly funny to watch. During the warm Spring and Summer days, I will be outside with them, just watching them waddle all over, swim in the kiddie pool, and quack conversations to each other. According to Wikipedia: Indian Runners are an… [read more]

Independence Days Challenge

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*This post is linked to High Desert Chronicles IDC* Plant Something: All our garden is in the ground! We planted the tomato plants (15 survived), pepper plants, basil, okra, more green beans, and replanted the spinach Harvest Something: 57 eggs, 6 cups goat milk, and our first spinach harvest!! We wound up with over 12… [read more]

Sad Part of Life…

It’s a part of life, especially on the homestead. A very sad part, but still a part of it. As we went to do our morning milking, feeding, and watering chores, hubby and I saw something terribly wrong with our ducklings and chicks. Their run was empty, not full of the fun life it contained… [read more]

Pics from around the homestead

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Sephira eating some “browse”…she refused to share her goodies with Nellie. It was rather comical watching Nellie try and get some while Mom pulled it away to chew herself. After she had her fill, she finally allowed Miss Nellie to have some, too. Since our area is safe for the chickens to roam freely, they… [read more]

Milking and weather issues

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Well, just when you think you have the hang of everything and all… We got our milking stand for our goat and things went swimmingly for the first two days. Then, she started behaving totally different. Like more skittish than normal, and kicking when we went to milk her. YIKES!!! I wondered the first time… [read more]

Independence Days Challenge

*This post is linked to High Desert Chronicles IDC* Plant Something: We got our garlic into the ground around our apple trees…so far we planted 100 cloves, with about 300 to do Harvest Something: 44 eggs, 3 cups goat milk Preserve Something: Froze 2 gallons of chicken broth this week Waste Not: Got a LOT… [read more]

It’s all about balance

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Between a busy homesteading, homeschooling life, and trying to get some spring projects done, blogging has taken a back seat. I can either blog about my life, or I can live it. Some people find that delicate balance between the two, but I am not one of them. UGH! So frustrating when I have lots… [read more]

New Babies

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Our newest babies arrived early yesterday morning, and they are soooo cute!!! We added 5 black runner and 6 Pekin ducklings to our homestead: Both breeds will visit the fair this summer to be shown, and then the Pekin will be part of our freezer, and the runners will be part of our egg laying… [read more]