What do you do with a misbehaving drake? Around here, you invite him to dinner!
On Friday night I attended a workshop to learn how to bone out rabbits, ducks and chickens.
The highest average national temperature ever recorded for Australia!
One of the ducks laid a rubbery egg this morning!
I’ve now fortified the chicken run, so hopefully we won’t have any more trouble with foxes!
Eight Indian Runner ducklings join the growing menagerie!
Foxes broke into our chicken pen and killed everything in sight. Don’t read this post if you’re sensitive!
We welcomed two new residents to the homestead this week – a pair of 4-month-old white muscovy ducks named Sir Francis and Louie.
You get a lot of variations in the size, shape and colour of eggs between different breeds of chickens and ducks. There’s a fair bit of natural variation within a breed, and even with eggs from the same bird. Here’s a lineup of some recent eggs we’ve collected.
A few weeks ago I attended another Sustainable Illawarra workshop – “Starting a Backyard Veggie Patch” at Jamberoo Primary School. Megan then attended the repeat of the workshop a week later. It was great that we were both able to do effectively the same workshop without need to organise child care! The workshop was delivered … [Read more…]