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TAG : Ducks

Our House Duck

My duck adventure began a couple years ago when we decided it would be nice to have some ducks for our pond. They could keep it clean for us. We saw they had Rouen ducks for sale at the local farm store so we thought that would be a good breed for us. A heavy weight duck that we could butcher ...

How To Trick A Broody Hen

We’ve all had one. That hen that keeps trying to get broody all of the time and just won’t take no for an answer.Our little black hen always tended to be that way. She was some sort of mixed breed, and I’m not sure if that had something to do with it, but she sure would go broody. And ...

Moving to the Other Side of the Rainbow

Once upon a time, we were a busy family, rushing through the days, and living life. With a blended family of four children, somebody always had something going on. We had marching band, theater, soccer, baseball, baton, pottery, volunteer events, swim meets and water polo tournaments, plus the ...

Outhouse Company

We spent part of our honeymoon with some friends in the wilds of Wisconsin. They had a big, old farm home with an outhouse - not out in back, but in front and a little south of the driveway. The outhouse, itself, was a shock to the city girl I was then, as I had never used one. The ...

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