Have harvested & traded a number of drakes in 2018
We pick up unwanted roosters from other islanders and harvest them, offering one as finished meat in return when appropriate, but primarily , in return, I am able to offer a limited necropsy report, which can be indicative of the flock’s health.
Perennial onions & strawberry plants, among others, have made it happily through winter.
Have sold ducklings (6) again this year, as well as a number of eggs, mostly chicken
Have an indoor light rack & shelving for indoor plants & seeds
Traded eggs for live rabbits & processed them
Perennial woody herbs in front yard bed.
Sold 2 adult Muscovy hens to R.
Flock has expanded to include 14 hens and, temporarily, 1 rooster.
With ducks, flock total is almost 80 birds between the home property & farm.
Intent of processing facility is solid, and progress continues to be made toward the end of legal meat.
Doing others’ roosters is largely new to this year.
On waiting list w/ Holderread Waterfowl for Hookbill ducks.
Lentil, The House Chicken, and her currently 18 eggs
GP of SB expressed a conversational interest in the purchase of Muscovy ducklings.
~40 lbs of meat we didn’t have to raise, house, feed, or love, harvested so far this year
Truffles (Oregon whites?) grow in the rhododendrons below our window.
Kaffir lime died
Complete processing area & produce legal meats
Continue to harvest roosters & trade for rabbits
Complete new, larger coop
Determine and do first harvest/thinning of Muscovy hens
Keep up w/food kitchen garden
Safe & attractive baby bays for mother ducks to brood
Water automation – watering for plants & birds
Many strawberries, alpine
Continue to build soil level in wet yard and fence gaps
Keep up a trickle of positive community activity via birds
Increase perennial food crops
Produce next generation of laying hens
Increase family’s enjoyment of the flock
Portable/movable duck run cycle
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Hi there! I'm hannerz, Dame of Ducks with It Vends.
I live on an island with my wonderful partner and our menagerie, where I devote my time to our animals, garden and flock of chickens and Muscovy ducks, and work at the incredible local bistro.
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