No one really thought that all 12 baby turkeys would grow up into big turkeys, but the man took very good care of them. He will miss them. He wanted to give them to our friends for Thanksgiving, and I had always been hesitant as to how that was going to play out, as I … Continue reading
Category Archives: Poultry
The Man’s Turkeys
He has never liked turkey at Thanksgiving, and always wanted me to make ham instead. The last two turkeys I made though, I brined for three days and they were very, very good, and so he wanted a “traditional Easter turkey” this year instead of lamb. Ha! Now that he is a full time farmer, … Continue reading
Swiss Chicken Coop
The Swiss are so ingenious. We walked the grounds of the horse farm, filled with every fruit tree and vegetable garden and while he was showing the group the chicken coop, I was fascinated with a small sheep shed. The feed and watering systems were set up so well, for ease in caring for the … Continue reading
We wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving, wherever you are. Thank you for making our lives richer. We have much to be thankful for, especially friends, two legged and four.
Today is Look For Ginger’s Chicks Day!
What? You mean this Ginger? Yes, that Ginger, even though she is too small for a husband, and really has never laid an egg. At the end of the Chicks Out Of Control saga, you may recall that Ginger became broody and comotose sitting on an empty nest, pining away for her own brood. I … Continue reading
Meadow Mint Beet Kvaas and Duckling Hunt
Where are those ducklings? One of the mama ducks abandoned her post and now has her hubby all to herself and left the tiny quackers with the other mom. We have been concerned as to where she is hiding them in the tall meadow grass and thought they were all but lost. On one of … Continue reading
Chicks Out of Control
Not that I ever had any, but I have totally lost control, and so have the hens. Broody hens and ducks everywhere. That is what I get for neglecting to hunt down and collect all the eggs from random sitters longing to be mothers. On June 26th the first of the ducklings began to hatch. … Continue reading
Guess who laid an egg?
Ginger! Ok, laugh all you want, but since we don’t have a tv, I have gotten my daughter hooked on dvd’s of shows I loved as a child: Gilligan’s Island (hence the name Ginger), The Walton’s, Leave it to Beaver and our favorite Green Acres. I have to say my life would be complete, … Continue reading
Extra Drakes Are For Eating, Especially With Bacon.
Anyone who has ever had ducks, specifically male ducks, knows what I am talking about. For those who think drakes are just cute little waddlers won’t get it when I say that the day for processing extra drakes cannot come too soon, even if they are too skinny. It was a blistery day, raining and … Continue reading
Master Tonic and Hard to Peel Eggs
I am thrilled with my Master Tonic! It is so delicious and the uses for it are endless. If you have not heard of the “cure all” Master Tonic, the wonderful blog Heal Thyself by Pat Robinson has the background, instructions and testimonials of how it is helping people with the flu, strengthening the immune … Continue reading