Triton's Farm

  (Ellensburg, Washington)
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Irrigation and fencing

This week on the farm: This entire weekend was spend working on the new pump. We need to add one more part on Wednesday then everything should be good. Hopefully things will run well for a long time. I am also working on fencing the front of the property. We need to create a larger dog run and we are planning on fencing the entire front including the pond so the dogs will be able to patrol the pond at night. The ducks and geese have not been able to brood any of their eggs because we require all poultry to go in their house at night so we can keep them safe from predators. I'm hoping by letting the dogs patrol the area where the ducks and geese live we can leave them out at night so they can brood their eggs and raise their own babies. The moms are way more efficient at this than we are. We have two new baby ducks with more on the way, but I keep thinking how nice it would be if they had moms to snuggle up with at night instead of sitting under a heat lamp. I think integration into the flock would go smoother too if they were raised by a mom who could make all the formal introductions and back it up with a good nip if anyone mistreats the babies. Hopefully next years ducklings with be able to be raised naturally.
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