The gardens are beautiful here in Arizona. Today we visited the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix. These wild ducklings befriended me. This park is filled with ideas that I would love to incorporate into my own gardens. I love the … Continue reading Japanese Friendship Garden
Hello March, it’s nice to see you. January and February can be the very hardest time of the year for farmgirls. We have our gardens, our farms, our animals, our preserving, our home making, our crafting in the fall in … Continue reading Farmgirl Inspiration
The ducks are two weeks old. They are growing quickly but are still adorable. They look a bit awkward with their feathers starting to come in; like some strange skin disease is starting to take over. I love how they don’t look straight up; they tilt their head and look up at me with one eye. As if they are trying to figure something out or they are highly suspicious of me. They live in a swamp. I tell you, people, no matter how many times I change their bedding it becomes a swamp in moments. They can empty an … Continue reading Ducks and Mushrooms (not a recipe!)
The ducks have returned to Pumpkin Hollow Farm. They are adorable and fluffy and live behind an impressive fortress. Ten cats is something to worry about but we have kept the just a few days old ducklings safe. We can barely get in, however! Over the plastic storage box Doug molded some fencing then we put up a portable cage around that topped with a screen, and a card table! In the box is three inches of straw (they eat pine shavings). We added a small waterer that they try to swim in. We learned our lesson with the last … Continue reading The Ducklings Return
Our little snow globe over here is thick with fog and freezing drizzle this morning. Hopefully it will burn off soon. We have a very large space of pasture that we are fencing in. It has five rows of barbed wire around it, it just needs to be sectioned off from the rest of the ten acres but this goat and sheep mama is rather paranoid. Coyotes! Lambs and goat kids escaping! It wouldn’t be hard. My old greyhound will skirt under the wires if he feels the need to run five miles. So pasture fencing will surround the space … Continue reading Farm Days (goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and trucks)
I think I will just keep the farm animal ball rolling this week. While we’re at it, let’s talk ducks. Last year I posted some pretty darn cute photos of our ducklings. They were so soft and added quite a lot of smiles at the Easter dinner table when I let one run across. Three inch high ducklings are a force to be reckoned with in the ridiculously adorable animal category. They were a mess. They love to splash. They love to get their water everywhere, in the food, in the straw, all over themselves and the patient chicks they … Continue reading Just Duckie
Can you see who is hiding from me here? As if I will not notice that the chicks on the other side of the tub number one less? At any given time, one can peek in and see five ducks. … Continue reading The Chick That Wanted To Be A Duck
Ducklings joined the fold here at Pumpkin Hollow Farm. One day old ducks are nearly as cute as granddaughters! We are going to name the ducks after our deceased grand and great grandmothers. Irene, Cleo, Sylvia, and Nellie, welcome to … Continue reading Welcome Baby Ducks!
Wouldn’t that be a fabulous exclamatory sentence? “For the love of ducks, get in here!!” I might start using that. I have been talking about getting ducks for years. I have researched them and coveted them. Nancy had some ducks … Continue reading For the Love of Ducks!