Category Archives: Ducks

Retail Therapy :)

Yesterday I went camera shopping. This morning I did my rounds with shiny new camera in tow. Such a happy girl! I’ve never been able to get pics of our nest boxes before without using a flash, yet my new camera can … Continue reading

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How to Spot a Broody Muscovy Duck

This is 2 of my Muscovy ducks, Itsy and her mum Tinker. Tinker has been broody for about a week or so now, her caruncles (the red stuff on her face) has dulled down to an orangey colour and her … Continue reading

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Our Poultry Pasture – An Update…

I spent some time watering the plants down in the poultry pasture as it has been so dry (for Cornwall at least!) The 2 apple trees I planted back in January are in leaf and doing well. They’d been cut … Continue reading

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Eerie Hitchcock Special!

I’m sure the Muscovies were just hungry. And I’m sure the heavy sea mist just made things look eerier. But walking out of my back door this morning was like walking onto the film set of The Birds… Thankfully none … Continue reading

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Coronation Egg Sandwich Recipe

Jon & I can’t get enough of these amazing egg sandwiches. Gone are the plain old Egg Mayo and even the Curried Egg filling. When we have a glut of eggs, this is the only way to go. The ingredients; … Continue reading

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Google Search…

To the person that typed “i got sick from duck eggs” into Google yesterday and ended up visiting this article on duck eggs, I’m sad for you and I hope you haven’t been put off duck eggs for life. At least … Continue reading

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Island Hopping

The unenviable task of wading (through a pond thick with weed, in XXL chest high waders with a leak in the left knee!) to the island to collect old eggs and shut down the winter shelter. The ducks have started laying … Continue reading

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Our Permaculture Plot

This is our patch of ground dedicated to all things feathered and hooved. The blue line shows the boundary of what is currently known as ‘down by the pond’. Imaginative huh? The building on the left is where the chickens … Continue reading

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A new start, bringing permaculture into play.

A couple of weeks ago I looked at my chooks in shame. They are living in the barn that housed our pigs all summer. The barn has no guttering, and the ground wasn’t rested before the hens moved back in. … Continue reading

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First adventure in the caravan…

I was kinda fed up with the van being in a dark n dingy shed so last night I asked Jonny to tow it out. Seeing as we’re both working today we couldn’t exactly go far so he took it … Continue reading

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