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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, generic viagra mind 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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New Year’s Resolution: Our Carbon Diet for No Impact

It is a new year with a it comes resolutions; to live a better life, cialis generic pharmacy to loose weight, health to give back, to save more money or whatever you feel you or your family could improve upon. It is a time to reflect but to also look forward. To start with a clean slate of possibility. So why not look at making things better for your household and the planet?

At Camp 4, we decided to not only start the post-holiday-lose-the-gained-weight diet, but also a a carbon diet. And like most successful diets, it is best to adopt habits that will stick with you after long after the first two weeks (the lifespan of most post New Year’s diets).

We started off the New Year at by participating in a nationwide week-long carbon cleanse with others in the “sustainable community”! Organized by YES! Magazine, Sustainable Bainbridge and other resilient communities, the No Impact Project (initiated by Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man) reached out to “people around the U.S. to consider – and experiment with – different sustainable choices” regarding purchases, trash, transportation, food, energy, water, and community – over the course of eight days.
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Drink Responsibly – Sustainable Drinks for New Years

Tis the season for celebration and as with many cultures, cialis sales click  we typically (and joyfully) include some holiday libations.  As we get ready to celebrate the New Year, tadalafil our attention on sustainable living focused on the liquor cabinet and making sure it was stocked with choices that have a better impact on the environment and local economy.  So the theme of drinking responsibly takes on a dual meaning.

The good news is that these days it is not hard to find choices that are better for the environment.  Sustainably grown and harvested wines are more accessable and affordable.  This includes the New Year’s Bubbly too! Continue reading

Meet Tom – Our Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving started as a way to give thanks for the bounty of the season. While it has evolved to include binge eating, cialis sales viagra football, cialis viagra and battling traffic in both airports and roadways, buy cialis it still maintains a focus on food. And the highlight of this focus is traditionally the Thanksgiving Turkey.

I usually don’t plan in advance, but this past spring I learned that fellow micro-farmer Mark Tiernan of Rolling Bay Farms was thinking about raising Turkeys. In years past, I had purchased what my husband called “the golden turkey” which was an organic, free range, “local” turkey that actually came from California frozen and wrapped in plastic for $5 per pound. Not really what we were expecting so getting a real island grown turkey was definitely an opportunity we didn’t want to miss.

And we would be able to watch it grow up!
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