Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's the simple things.....

100 Muscovy Ducklings.....we will keep a bunch and sell the rest. They are said to be good Mommas and good at reproducing. Oh yes and I hear they are good eats. I have eaten wild duck before and I did not like. We will see!
Turkeys are getting big. We raised 4 last year and we have 5 now. I wonder if the plucker MM built will be able to handle them? In the next couple weeks I will put together the pictures of that and have Maine Man do a post on how he constructed the plucker. Thanks for the book Angie, it was a great reference for John. It came out nicely!

Over the weekend I heard a meowing under the barn and out came this friendly, starving kitty. His name is Grislo thanks to the purple tag. It also had an out of state phone number listed. Called the number, no answer, voice mail in another language. I'm thinking this is a joke, someone dropped him off. Sure enough the owner calls back. He's from 2 towns over and has been missing for a month. As Leah said "back to his righteous owner." Don't ya love happy endings?

12 comments:

Jodi said...

I will be watching for the plucker!

Cute kitty. Glad you found the owner.

coastrat said...

It's nice you located the owner of the kitty.

Stone Bridge Farm said...

That is quite a ways to travel for such little feet!

Ron said...

Holy smokes, that's a lot of ducks!

"back to his righteous owner" - ha! I love it. :)

Ron

livinginalocalzone said...

:-) Hope they do well on their ongoing travels - funny about the returning cat, things do come out right sometimes.

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Love happy endings!
Those ducklings are so cute! I have had wild ducks and I like them. I like farm ducks too.

Erica said...

I love those little ducks, baby ducks are cute but I'm not too fond of adult ducks haha!

farm mom said...

I'm glad to hear the plucker worked out for you, and yes, we were able to put the turkeys in ours as well....although eric had to upgrade the motor a bit. I'd recommend it, as turkey plucking is ALOT of work!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

so Grislo got back home? cute.

jenn said...

Those ducklings are the cutest things ever!

Amy ~ 12 Acres said...

Cute! You'll like them I think. Find yourself a really good duck recipe and you won't regret it. I swear by Tyler Florence's miso roast duck recipe. It marinates for 24 hours in a combination of orange juice, soy sauce, coffee, brown sugar and some spices and flavorings. Best duck EVER.

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

I love your "its the simple things" posts! How awesome, and what fun your kids are having..you are so freaking creative its unreal...and it will be great cherished memories for your kids! You have them learning about their world and all in it, a valuable lesson! Great posts and so good to catch up on your blog, warmed my heart today!