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Moving around the ducks and the geese

Blog: Triton's Farm   -   Monday June 10, 2013   -   By Triton

This week on the farm: I sold my small flock of Silver Appleyard ducks. I found them a good home where they will be kept as a breeding flock. I really liked them, but in my desire to get this farm more efficient we decided to only keep one breed of ducks so...

DAY IN THE LIFE

Blog: Nature Rich Farm   -   Wednesday September 19, 2012   -   By MARIA

Sitting under the trees in my folding lawn chair I couldn't help but wax poetic looking at all the beauty around me.  To my right two spotted puppies played tug-o-war, to my left geese snoozed with heads tucked under their wings, next to them the ducks...

Critters I'd like to Vaporize

Blog: Mini Miracles Farm CSA   -   Monday May 14, 2012   -   By Natalie

When I was a child, I loved all manner of critters. Crawling ones, flying ones and those that ran on little soft pads. Much to my parents chagrin, I was the kid constantly dragging home helpless, abandoned cats, dogs and once on vaccation a seagull hit by a...

Baseball Bats and Porridge

Blog: Bare Naked Honey Farm   -   Wednesday December 15, 2010   -   By Mabe

December 15, 2010  Another Wisconsin winter is decidedly upon us!  Over a foot of snow in one day and drifts several feet high.  Luckily, Uber Hubby  plowed, blew, and shoveled all day so that I would have paths to the barn, bees, and...

February 2010

Blog: Garden of Ethan   -   Sunday February 28, 2010   -   By Ethan

I bought a 4th goat yesterday.  She is related to my Lily, Lyla and Lola, and her name is Lily.  Lily 2 for now.  Spencer, my rent-a-buck, has completed his job, but I will miss his spunk.  He does these flying leaps and twists you wouldn't...

A Time for Gertie and a Wish for Luck

Blog: Emma's Family Farm in Maine   -   Wednesday February 24, 2010   -   By Rose and Steve

Just this morning, Gertie the goose laid her first egg of the season. She is one of our "up front" residents here, Gertie along with her mate Henry live where they are visible from both the road and the driveway. Henry has been with us since Rose came home...

Winter and Snow

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday January 12, 2010   -   By Chris

Winter has set in and we have a solid covering of snow.  Looks like we'll be covered until the maple sap is running in March!  It snowed earlier than usual and has been colder than usual.  Such a combination has resulted in a nice white blanket...

August update

Blog: Garden of Ethan   -   Saturday August 01, 2009   -   By Ethan

I am now milking two does, twice a day.  I was present for both deliveries, and these little kids are a blast.  We often play, "Hop on Pop" on the lawn, where I kneel down and they jump on my back.  When they were just days old, I...

Spring Chicken (and Turkey and Goose...) -- And Wh...

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday April 20, 2009   -   By Chris

At last!  Click, click, click.  Tap, tap, tap.  Peep, peep, peep! Hey, what's that sound in there? Hey look!  That one is trying to escape!  Quick, catch it!   Here is our nice, clean, and...

Hear and See the Geese Explore

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Tuesday March 24, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

Some like to lead, others like to follow, everyone looks about and shares what they see! What a great trip... Click here to hear the geese explore! The geese explore to find new delicious things to eat, interesting animals to hiss and...

Dinosaur Eggs!

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Saturday March 14, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

Dinosaur or goose? You decide. Goose eggs are back! One of our younger visitors to the farm, upon seeing them, pronounced them to be “dinosaur eggs!” We were pretty sure they were not dinosaur eggs, but goose eggs. We showed him our geese, and...

Watch Goose

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Tuesday March 10, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

Our head goose (with the biggest hat) does guard duty most often. Our geese are so careful! When eating or sleeping, they will take turns watching each other. One at a time, they’ll stop eating or sleeping and stand guard. This watch goose is all...

February 2009 update

Blog: Garden of Ethan   -   Saturday February 28, 2009   -   By Ethan

My sister and niece helped me pick up our two Saanen dairy goats from the breeders, and we are looking forward to their babies in May and July.  Ten chicks hatched from our incubator a week ago, and I am adding goose, duck and a variety of chicken eggs...

Geese Discover Music!

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Thursday February 26, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

Our geese will knock their beaks against our ford, tapping off a rythm that is actually quite groovy.  They also like to bite on the tailpipe and the fenders to make a grinding sound.  Harmonizing like this occupies our geese for quite some...

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Geese LOVE Collards

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Thursday February 26, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

Quick! Catch her!  Our Head Goose almost makes her getaway with the collards! What do the geese like almost as much as our specially mixed bird feed? Collards.   The geese love the flavor so much that, while they normally share...

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Big Hats for Important Geese

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Wednesday February 04, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

People like to ask, are the geese with bigger hats more important in the flock than those with little or no hats?  The answer is yes. The Tufted Roman Geese we have sometimes have tufts, or "hats."  Those with tall hats are higher in...

Coming Home to Roost

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Wednesday February 04, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

Chickens have a strong sense of home, and gain that sense of home by sleeping in the same place for a week or so.  Whenever we move our chickens to a new home (though we do try to avoid doing that), we keep them inside for a week or so to force them to...

November happenings

Blog: Not Your Ordinary Farm   -   Wednesday November 19, 2008   -   By Judy

Early Saturday morning, the geese set up the alarm call.  This gaggle of American buff geese are extremely gentle and quiet.  Even with visitors in and out of the farmyard, they keep their peace.  I knew this call was serious business. ...


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