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Asparagus Is Up!

It's that time of the year again! When you're inundated with eggs and asparagus and you can't eat them fast enough... Every year around this time we are frequently checking on our historical asparagus patch (long ago a previous owner... Continue Reading →

Chicks Have Hatched!

Collect them all! Each one seems a little different... We thought we'd try again this year for a rooster. This time we ordered a half-dozen Icelandic hatching eggs from Whippoorwill Farm in Wisconsin. (They came packed in Icelandic sheep wool,... Continue Reading →

The Crocuses Are Up!

Spring is on its way! I'm so excited! Even though we are in between a couple of snowstorms from the stretching of the #PolarVortex, I can finally see the end of the tunnel. It's time to plant seeds for vegetable... Continue Reading →

The Ducks’ Christmas Cookies – Blogmas Day 5

So, I think I DO have three French hens (ducks)! I collected 6 duck eggs this morning! The duck eggs are OUT OF CONTROL around here. I cannot believe how prolific ducks are in December. I must have three hens...... Continue Reading →

Three French Hens (Ducks)? – Blogmas Day 3

I noticed a shell-less duck egg about a week ago rolling around in the bottom of the duck coop. I thought, the ducks have started laying eggs! BeepBeep, the Icelandic chicken (who we are pretty sure is a rooster), noticed... Continue Reading →

The Moult Begins

It's that time of year again! When the feathers fall, eggs slow or stop coming altogether, and hens start to look like they have mange or have been attacked by marauding raccoons. Don't worry - it's just feather regeneration time!... Continue Reading →

Day 22: All Alone

It is looking more and more like the one chick that hatched is going to be all alone! We've left the three remaining eggs we thought were viable on lockdown in the incubator. Tomorrow will be day 23 and we... Continue Reading →

First Pipped Chicken Egg!

Oh, how exciting! An Icelandic chicken egg has pipped and is getting ready to hatch! I can't wait. That's one out of four remaining eggs from the six we started with. Meanwhile, two of the duck eggs have turned into... Continue Reading →

Newest Additions

We decided we are going to start raising our own chickens and ducks. We just received eggs from Sugar Feather Farm on Monday. So, we have a couple of weeks until the excitement begins. I'm really interested to see what... Continue Reading →

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