Eggs of a Different Color

Eggs of a Different Color

Growing up, I always thought the egg color selection was limited to brown and white.  Even then, I was convinced that white eggs were the only ones worth eating.  I was convinced that brown eggs tasted “gross.”  Now that I breed chickens, most of the eggs...
Duck Keeping for Beginners

Duck Keeping for Beginners

I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I have enjoyed owning ducks. My experience with ducks was extremely limited growing up. I had one neighbor who kept them, but they weren’t very friendly and he kept them locked in a horse stall their entire lives....
Hatching Eggs Now Available

Hatching Eggs Now Available

One of our goals here on the homestead is to preserve dual purpose, heritage breeds of chickens and ducks, more specifically Australorps, Barnevelders and Saxonies.  We may expand to include other breeds in the future, but for now we have our hands full with these....
Our New Saxony Ducks

Our New Saxony Ducks

We started our foray into ducks two years ago.  At that time, I was sold four ducklings which I was told were Buff ducks.  However, as they grew, I came to realize that they did not match the breed description for Buffs.  Instead, they more closely resembled Saxony...

Just in Time For Easter: Baby Chicks

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you’ve probably heard about the chickens hatching here at the farm (aka my bathroom).  We incubated 42 eggs.  Going into “lockdown” (the three day period before the eggs hatch), we candled the eggs...
My Ducklings are Teenagers Now

My Ducklings are Teenagers Now

It’s a chilly, but beautiful day on the farm.  Spent the morning doing a lot of outside chores.  Now I have to get ready to take Farmboy to gymnastics, then I have choir practice.  So, I give you cute duckling pictures. Remember my little baby ducklings?  Well,...
Our New Ducklings

Our New Ducklings

We have a couple of new additions here on the farm.  Tractor Supply Company is currently having their “Chick Days.”  I’ve been on the lookout for ducklings for months and this was my chance.  Tractor Supply allows you to get a minimum of two...
Photos From the Farm

Photos From the Farm

The weather has been beautiful in Central Florida the last few weeks.  I’ve been spending a lot of time outside riding the horses and taking care of the critters.  Of course, that also means I’ve been rather delinquent with my blog posts.  It doesn’t...
There Once Was a Turkey Named Tom

There Once Was a Turkey Named Tom

I’ve wanted to raise turkeys for the last couple years, but I decided to wait until we had a barn.  There are just too many predators around our farm and I need a way to lock them up at night.  Obviously, they are too big to go in and out of the hen house.  Then...
A Fuzzy Surprise

A Fuzzy Surprise

We had a little surprise a couple days ago, two little fuzzy butts.  Or maybe I should say, I got a little surprise.  Apparently, hubby had let one of our broody hens sit on a few eggs.  He overindulges the chickens, but that’s just my opinion.  When he went out...