“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

We Are So Excited!!

If you caught yesterday's post,
then you already know that five more runner ducks are coming to live on the farm.
Did I say five?


Well, the number has increased to six....
oops, no....seven.


Yes, on Thursday evening, seven more ducks will be arriving.
At that point, we will have an even dozen runner ducks...
actually.... we think they are runner ducks, but the jury is out on that...
at least until they grow a little bigger.
(Maybe, part, runner ducks.)

As with everything, time will tell.
These sweet little ducklings were hatched out by this broody hen...


on another small farm about an hour from us.

Here they are....getting a little big for their adoptive mother!


Here are their real parents...



I am wondering if these ducklings are starting life
in a state of confusion.
Regardless, given time, they will settle in to life as ducks...
increasing the size of our bug patrol two-fold and then some!


Ducklings and Henlings grow up so fast.
Just look at these gals...


gangly teenagers, all...
who now like to roost on the highest rungs of the roosting ladder at night.


Those teenagers... flirting with danger!

Yesterday was a cooler, soggy day-
and I am not complaining.
Neither is the plant-life.  We've been...

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