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Snow Birds: a Short Video Adventure

The snow has descended on Camp 4 and it has been interesting to see how the animals have reacted since it is a rare event here in the Pacific Northwest.

And then after three days you start to get cabin fever and splice together a montage of footage..  Check out our short video, “Snow Birds”.

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Waking up (early) to Sustainability

This article posted first on Family Circle.

Enjoy reading all about our adventures with our rooster and how we got started exploring the wild world of  sustainable living.

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A Real Quack Up: Raising Ducks

We got two ducks (named Pate and Confit) on a whim a few years ago and have so enjoyed them that we now have a flock of 15.  Ducks are a great compliment to your backyard chicken flock or as a stand alone raft (which is what you apparently call a group of ducks).

We originally got our ducks for the eggs, but they are also good for pest control in your gardens and for meat.  And to be quiet honest, the way they waddle, wiggle their tale feathers, and carry on never fails to bring a smile to my face.

We even have a duck with great comedic timing.  When my husband says something funny (or that he thinks is funny), this duck belts out a sarcastic “QUACK..quack, quack”.  It happens more times than should be considered coincidence.

But enough about why ducks are such a “quack up”; they are also just as easy to care for as chickens, if not easier.
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Picking up Chicks: For your Backyard Flock

They are cute.  They are fluffy.  They peep and peck.  They make it feel like it is spring.  They are little chicks and a fun  and especially cute part of having your own backyard chicken flock.

This post will give you the adorable truth about picking up chicks and raising them into chickens (or check out our informational video – complete with peeps and pecks).

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