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Tales of stunning sunsets, happy sheep, and peace and quiet on a 10-acre farm in Northeastern Kansas.

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Ewes Go Bush Cutting

So, for the next few days, we are having the ewes do some serious bush cutting! We need to pull apart the old chicken coop area, dismantle part of the old chicken house, and muck it out. It'll be a lot easier with all the tall grass, weeds, and small trees to be munched down and trimmed.

Ducklings Take First Bath

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Sleepy Ducklings

We are the proud parents of four ducklings. Even though I only ordered three Cayuga duck eggs, we ended up with one Cayuga duckling and three ducklings of unknown heritage. So, we will all have to wait and see what... Continue Reading →

Duck Egg Lockdown Begins!

No sooner than I got the duck eggs back into the bigger incubator to start their lockdown and they ALL (all four duck eggs) started wiggling around, even the two ginormous eggs! I hadn't seen any movement out of them until now.

Egg Candling: Day 15

There's something in there! Is it a t-rex or a velociraptor? We have to wait a little while longer to find out!

Egg Candling: Day 8

Well, it looks like we only have 3 viable chicken eggs (out of 6), but we are going to wait until Day 14 to make that final call. Meanwhile, we have a stunning success rate so far on the duck... Continue Reading →

Newest Additions

We decided we are going to start raising our own chickens and ducks.

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