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S2 – Duck Chronicles Episode Sixteen – Nine Mile Farm is Full of Green

Mulberry that Will Feed Bird and Human Alike

Mulberry that Will Feed Bird and Human Alike

In Season Two – Duck Chronicles Episode Sixteen – Nine Mile Farm is Full of Green we we only spend a bit of time with the ducks; instead we take a property walk that contrasts nicely with this more in depth walk from 2013.

What you are seeing is the result of what we and the ducks have jointly done a brittle landscape with a long way to go but deep into recovery.

The contrast with the video from two years ago and with the surround land is to say the least, quite striking.  When we moved in things were bare and bleak.  Sometimes I feel we have not come far enough fast enough, it is easy to forget where you stated, make sure to look back from time to time so you can realize how far you have come.

Remember you can catch every single episode of the Duck Chronicles seasons One and Two at the main playlist here.

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S2 – Duck Chronicles – Episode Fourteen – Chowing on Sprouts Like a Feathered Machine

ducksI decided to leave the ducks in a bit later today so I could video them coming out and getting their breakfast sprouts today.  As usual it turned into a Bernie Sanders rally, a big crowd loudly demanding free stuff.

I also show you a simple experiment that has dramatically increased the sprout yields during even freezing weather.

Sure the green house is warm in the day but it is cold as heck at night.

We finish up with where I recently planted 7 new fruit trees and did some fertility and mulching upgrades to a small irrigated swale.

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S2-Duck Chronicles- Episode Thirteen – New Muscovies and February is Green

0b7aa595142ec7d01fe743fdda90fc0cIn Season two of The Duck Chronicles- Episode Thirteen – New Muscovies and February is Green we check out the new muscovies progress and even some newer ones that were added since the last episode.

The silvers are really pretty.  The day started out with duck anarchy.  Dorothy left the gate open and when I got up there were ducks everywhere.  A quick call of duck duck duck along with a bucket of breakfast sprouts got them up front where they belong.

Fox and Dana the rat patrol have come along well.  They spend their days mostly sleeping and playing. By working with them we have gotten them to be able to hang with our ducks and not really bother them.  They also follow me around the property in my daily tasks, and have done great at not really leaving the 3 acres of fenced area.

The drain system for the water with the willow is a big improvement but more has yet to be done.  We will be planting more trees and building a second drain system to split up the total water.

You also get to see today what happens when ducks get our early; you end up on a bit of an egg hunt.  Today we found three so far.  Nice big ones too.  We also take a look and how we are healing land using quail waste material.

We finish up with a brief look at the quail aviary but if you want to see a full review check out our playlist of the step by step progress here. http://bit.ly/quail-aiv

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S2 – Duck Chronicles Episode Ten – Let the Integration Begin

Charlie Guarding the Flock

Charlie Guarding the Flock

In Season Two – Duck Chronicles Episode Ten – Let the Integration Begin, the baby girls get to meet the main flock. It will still be a while before we put them in the holding area with the adults over night but everyone seems to be largely ignoring each other.

I may have to do a rain dance soon, we really and I mean really need some rain.

Sweet Girl is now out and about with her three tiny babies. We visit her and another Muscovy that seems to want the job of “Aunt Ducky”, but we will have to wait and see if Sweet Girl accepts the offer in a future episode.

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S2 – Duck Chronicles Episode Nine – A New Fodder System, Just In Time

Today on the S2 – Duck Chronicles Episode Nine – A New Fodder System, Just In Time, we go over the new sprouting/fodder system I built for the ducks.  While there is nothing wrong with my low tech bucket system with the growing in population we need to produce a LOT MORE sprouts so it was time for an upgrade.

We also visit with the little girls who are learning to hone their hunting skills and developing pack hunting techniques.  We note the loss of one more baby that didn’t make it and get an update on the container gardens.

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