Thursday, September 29, 2011

We've been raising Muscovy ducks for over a year now. We initially bought some 5 week-old ducks at a local small animal auction. They haven't been so prolific as we were led to believe, but we have had some clutches hatch and have had duck on the table and in the freezer. In fact I found a recipe for a sage duck sausage I am yearning to try.

We (or should I say Number 1 son) built a new duck pen last week. We planted greens in their old pen so we can turn them back when they use up the new pen. We've lost a few to fox (we believe).

Here's a picture of some of the ducklings.

Oremus pro invicem!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

For months now I haven't been able to answer comments on my own blog. So, I will answer the comments to the post below here.

Regarding the quote: in many respects life on the farm or homestead (as is more accurate) presents many diverse challenges requiring humor, prayer, ingenuity, energy, perseverance, and the ability to adjust. However, at the same time I don't favor dull priests, doctors, and so on.

I have yet to dry up, (drought, 3 weeks of good rain, then drought again) but so much to do that all my writing is in my head and never hits the page. It has been a very challenging month, losing one of our milk cows, selling much of the hog herd, etc. But there has been much good (all is blessing). We had a litter of piglets last week (finally a red pig.) We are painting the house and have some other serious projects in the works. Not much time to get all the thoughts in my head onto the page.

This year the family is re-instituting "writing night" where we will write essays, poems, etc. on various topics. Perhaps I can get some of those unworthy thoughts posted.

God bless you all. Oremus pro invicem!