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Duck Bacon Pasta Alla Carbonara

I made this dish for my husband’s birthday.  It features our Duck Eggs and Duck Bacon (which is essentially cured duck breast sliced on the bias and leaving the fat in place).  It was incredible!  Best eaten the same day it is prepared as over time the “sauce” is absorbed into the noodles and loses the texture.

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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, 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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