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TAG : Hobby Farm

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 ...

Raising Sheep Again 20 Years Later

This weekend our farm grew once again with the arrival of four sheep. We purchased three ewes and a ram lamb. The first picture is of our new flock.This brings me back to my youth when my sisters and I raised sheep. It all started when my older sister had a friend that was in 4-H and had a ...

Naming Our Chickens

To name or not to name your chickens, that is the question? When we started with our first three chickens, three years ago, of course we had to give them names. My three boys insisted on naming them. We named one Izzy and the other two were Rock and Roll. The latter two looked exactly alike. ...

The Season’s First Campfire

Our grandchildren live in a small apartment in a city in northern California, and they all love coming to visit their Nana and Grandpa. Their last visit was just perfect because we'd finally gotten enough rain to make the grass grow around the fire pit. With burns deemed legal, it was time to ...

We Are Homesteaders

Our hobby farm is only 20 acres, and at first I would say to people, "Humor me, and allow me to call it a farm." I thought my brother would laugh at me, but he surprised us by saying that we could call it anything we wanted to. He added that he had a friend with a few acres that he referred to ...

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