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Happy New Year, a little late.

A very happy new year to everybody out there. As we get started in 2016, I want this to be a year of looking forward.  A year of getting stuff done.  Of course I do have to remember that 2015 was a year that began with a dinning room table full of Snuggly ducklings.

 

  But now onto 2016 and the beautiful Sunday before me today.  
    

  Since our move out to the homestead, “Sunday grocery day” has taken on a new meaning, a shopping list that is more fit for the truck bed.

  And preparing for the week ahead starts with making sure that the wood stack is ready for dropping temperatures.

Some of the biggest plans for 2016 will be getting ready for a Christmas present that we received.  My in-laws let us know that they were going to buy us goats, we just needed to pick them out.  I have been talking about wanting a goat since we made the move out here, and my wife had wanted to get dairy goats to help us be more self-sufficient.  As of now we seem to have decided on getting a pair of Nubian female dairy goats, but would love to hear other people’s opinions and experiences. 

 
Here’s to a great new year. And away we go. 

D.

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So big so fast

Well, the ducklings have been with us just over a week, and if their past week of growth is any indication, we may have received emus instead of ducks.


Our brooder will busting at the seams by the weekend, and we read that the ducks will need to be in it for about 2 months. Looks like I will be at Lowes this Saturday rethinking how best to raise 13 ducks on my dining room table until the weather warms.

So let me close this post with the best piece of advice I can currently give to anyone getting ducklings for the first tim: ducklings are cute little fluff balls for about 2 seconds and will be as big as a grey parrot in about a week. You have been warned.