Hey dirt lovers!
Fast forward a couple years and the Runner Ducks have come and gone. They had a Frank Loyd Wright-inspired home with a floor to ceiling window and active spring that provided fresh water 9 months out of the year.
I let them free range because they were fun to watch in their pond and they ate slugs.
It was also great to watch the ducks and chickens interact.
How did the ducks die? Great question. It's hard to pinpoint, but I think one drowned in the bathtub. My girls had a cast iron tub and in the early summer, I think they gained more weight in their body and didn't have the wings to fly out of the tub. I think she just got exhausted and drowned. After that happened, I added "stair" planks between every raised surface in the duck house.
Only 61 day 6 hours 59 minutes 40 seconds until March 20, 2017! I have a lot of work to do on the farmette!!
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Welcome to the farmette!
Filed under "farm-curious," my suburban, agrarian lifestyle has happened like honey in a jar; slow & sweet.
Now, a chicken whisperer and obsessive Pinner, I scheme about my next projects and drive my favorite people nuts with my many obsessions.
Anything I can afford with dollars and time, I do. Anything that will make my neighbors hate me, I don't. Goats will have to wait, but from where I'm sitting, I can get into plenty of mischief in the yard. From the gardens, workshop and tiny barnyard to that big acre full of trees; I'm 10 years in, but just getting started.
My favorite Seattle garden blog is nwedible.com.