“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Just Ducky

Now that the ground is visible once again,
the runner ducks are out and about for the daytime.
Which means that now, every afternoon, 
I have to scour the neighborhood looking for them.


Some days they come back to their yard and some days they disappear.
Luckily their range is not too big.

I check the duck pen... no ducks there, only guineas.


So, the dogs and I head out... me on the gator, them on foot.
We search the pastures, around the arena and the barn area
to no avail.
It's time to expand our search.


We check the neighbors yards.
No ducks.
Suddenly, I see something moving in the cornfield across the street.


Sure enough, there they are.


Now, to herd them home.


Back to their own yard.


Back to the safety of their house for the night.


Something tells me I have much duck herding in my future!


The solar power was turned on yesterday.
Yay!!
We are now making our own electricity... with the power of the sun.
All we need are some sunny days.
Here is what our roof looks like with the solar panels.
The bulk of them are on the roof on the back of the house and garage.


Thanks to Bright Eye Solar for getting us up and running with clean, renewable energy!

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