The Covey Castle!

We are adding quail to our Urban Farm, so we needed a new structure for their arrival. I wanted another type of bird on our property that would be both for meat and egg use, for our dogs raw feeding and for us. While researching meat chickens, turkey, goose, and other types of ducks, quail…

Our Irrigation SYSTEM

With our new Urban Farm in full swing now, animals, orchards, garden boxes, and everything that goes along with that, one of the things we really want to do is to use as much native water as possible. This means rain water and passive run off. If any of you have tended any type of…

Is the solution to ‘shock’ what you don’t want?

Every morning when I walk into the office, there is always at least one phone message pertaining to someone not wanting to shock their dog, but that is the advice they have received from neighbors, friends, family, and strangers at the dog park. For almost two decades of morning messages like that, I can safely…

Welcome Alistair!

My Ladies have been loving the spring thaw, the mud puddles, and endless outings out in the back pasture. Since Peaches showed me she is my one broody duck, I promised her a drake at some point, and the universe must have been listening. I was at the feed store the other day and was…

Yesterday I learned something new

Censorship has hit the USA … again. This seems to be part of our history when someone in power is threatened by ‘other voices’, most of the time voices of reason, voices of common sense, and voices that challenge the narrative or lies being told. Someone in power doesn’t even have to be a person…

Duck Egg Binding – soft shell

So I have been in the duck world for eight months now. And like a new duck owner should be, I have been on a giant learning curve, and pretty much everything new throws me back to the drawing board so to speak. I have been reading every article that has ‘duck’ in it, buying…

Moving Mayhem – how to make the best of it!

Whether you are doing a small move, large move, and an extensive life overhaul move, moving is moving and it disrupts the nest. This difference when we move between humans and dogs is, a human is thinking about and planning the move for months if not longer, and is mentally preparing the possibilities and transition,…

Urban Farm lessons are not always easy

We have been doing fairly well this past month or so with keeping our ducks well fed, and well watered, and with a good wind free place to rest and hang out. We have been teetering between -15f to 40f. So each day we have to re-read the situation and the needs of the Ladies….

One Year Old & Happy Valentines

Our Sexy Beasts are ONE YEAR OLD! Oh happy days … Here is the link to their updates over at Sexy Beast Border Collies – I hope you enjoy, Nancy via One Year Old & Happy Valentines

… and sometimes we get it right

Often times I get an idea for what I want to do, make, plant, design, write, or whatever,  and I do it. I am not one to dwell on ifs, ands, or buts. Sometimes I get it right and it feels super awesome, not gonna lie. Much of the time however it is an initial…