September 26, 2016

How Muscovy Ducks Work on the Homestead

It's no secret that I love ducks. We've had several over the years, along with a few geese, and I discovered that I enjoy the waterbirds even more than I like my chickens.

Male Muscovy duck

Currently we have three Muscovy ducks. We started with a pair that were given to us almost three years ago. The third is their young son, Frank.

September 25, 2016

Silver Sunday and Being Thankful

And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver... Psalm 12:6 NIV

I am thankful to the Lord, my God, for:

- fresh hay in the barn
- rain
- leaves beginning to change color
- and falling to the ground to provide compost material
- cooler mornings
Silver Sunday

When the hay is removed and new growth appears
    and the grass from the hills is gathered in,
the lambs will provide you with clothing,
    and the goats with the price of a field.
You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family
    and to nourish your female servants.
Proverbs 27:25-27 NIV


September 22, 2016

September 21, 2016

Uses for Baling Wire

Baling wire. We have a ton of it. There must be uses for it, right? Other than being wrapped around hay bales, I mean.

Re-uses for baling wire.

Some uses are obvious: tying gates shut, and wiring things together like fencing to fenceposts. Most of ours ends up in a pile of bundles of rusted wire. But there must be more to the life of a piece of baling wire than being thrown out to rust.

September 20, 2016

A Slice of My Life

Raindrops on roses.

Raindrops on roses.


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