My Story

The when of death is not in our hands, it is unknown to us, but all the same unalterable. Story lived a spectacular life, and died on his own terms, on the farm I had promised him many years ago. From the day he came home to us until the moment of his death, and…

No Waste – Horned Goat – Feeder

People have it wrong about goats, I had it wrong about goats … Goats don’t eat everything, in fact they can be downright picky, BUT they do like to sample things, maybe sample everything, before they decide on the one thing they really want to eat. Goats are also not grazers, they are for sure…

A Snowy Thankful Day!

From all of us to all of you, thank you. Thank you for caring enough about your animals, your relationship with them, yourself, and the earth around you to want to continue to read my words. As always, Nancy

We have GREEN!

So genetics with my ducks is a bit of a crap shoot. Golden 300 hen + Blue Swedish drake = Rainbow ducks! psst – the Golden 300 is a hen from Metzer Farms, and it is a propitiatory breed mix, meaning they don’t tell anyone the various breeds they used to create these amazing egg…

Feeding the farm that feeds our family that feeds our farm

 I am putting this information in table form, as it is easier to understand, and also a reminder to me of everything that is happening. Our farm is biodynamic, meaning that one living organism feeds another, and works together to create sustainable and optimal health. We do not use any chemicals, we feed organic and…

Pasture Politics

I am not sure what it is, the cold snap we just had, the shorter days, the full moon, sexual maturity, or life, but I have a lot of opinions out in the pasture right now! I might even have a lot of opinions in my house right now, but alas, this is about my…

A Taste of Winter

On October 8th it was 65 degrees and I was picking the last of our apples, amending the soil in my garden beds, and preparing our animals for a coming storm. It dropped to 25 degrees in a matter of two hours, and then the snow came. I love winter so it wasn’t a bad…

Welcome our Quail!

Moving to a small farm has been great in so many ways, chores, exercise, sunrises, sunsets, quiet, busy, animals, a production garden, and everything else in between. It for sure is not everyones cup of tea, but we have wanted this for way too many years to count. One of my wishes for our farm…

The Quacklings have arrived

Cindy Lou Who? and two of our other ducks were kind of broody at the start of the summer. Broody but not really committed to it wholeheartedly. They would sit on a nest for a bit then go into the pasture and goof around all afternoon, eating bugs, swimming, living the duck life. But I…

The most unlikely Egg Predator

We have been living a good duck egg life for the past year. 9-13 eggs every morning without a hitch. Actually when it was super cold this past February, negative 30 or so for almost two weeks, they almost all stopped laying for a few days and then ones that did lay, well their eggs…