Originally Posted by lynnhill 400
Originally Posted by Wishing4Wings
Originally Posted by lynnhill
Originally Posted by twisted-acres-farm
Omg! I'm so behind on posts. Been busy moving the ducks to a new pen and tonight hatching out hopefully 40 quail peeps.13 hatches so far, so we have a ways to go. So hello back atcha:)
Only 600 pages behind!
You should just join in and tell us about your ducks!
Haha! I have 6 ducks. 3 adults consisting of 2 females and the drake. Then there are their offspring that are about 3 months old that are 2 boys and a girl. They are Welch Harlequins. They love mud and were in a temporary pen making huge muddy messes. We moved them into a 10'x10'x10' pen. Half of it has a fake turf carpet on it, then they have their kiddie pool and the rest we set in pavers. So now, thank heaven, no more mud. We added straw nests for them to sleep on and lay the eggs in, but they just drop the eggs on the carpet. At least they are also clean now. Before I had to use a kitchen scrubber to clean them.lol I've not taken any pix of them in the new pen yet, but here's one in the old muddy pen. We also have 3 geese-2 hens,1 gander; 5 hens of different breeds and a Frizzle bantam rooster, about 23 Cortinix quail plus our 13 Halloween peeps (so far)with hopes of many more as we set 40 eggs. We also have 18 rabbits, 2 desert tortoises,a parakeet named Bebop and 7 little dogs (2-8 lbs, 4 Yorkies and 3 Maltese). No human kids at home for many years now. So that's our little menagerie:) I'm a widow,however,I am now engaged to a great guy named Michael. We are both retired,sort of. I'm a professional artist so I still do that just not as often, and he's a retired chef & only cooks for me now:) We live in California where it's hot as h*** in the summer. We are hoping to move to central NC in a few years where we can have much more land to raise our animals. We love the outdoors, the mountains, fishing, hunting & camping So that's my story which was a lot more than you asked for.Lol How about you?
Haha! You are only 400 pages behind now? On this thread, that's about 2 days worth!
You must be in the central valley with the heat from Hades. My grandpa had desert tortoises when g'ma & g'pa lived in West Covina (LA metro area). They were huge, especially to a 6 yr old. What kind of art do you do? I might need to pick your brain on this, because my older son is headed in that direction, which is uncharted territory for us parental units. In addition to the hubby, I've got 2 teenage boys, a senior looking into art as a potential major (hence the questions), and my freshman who started at a technology high school this year. Also got 2 dogs (Belle & Scooter), 2 cats (Ming & Henry), a mini rex house bun (Chicory), a cockatiel (Rodney), a parakeet (Lupin), 11 bantams (10 Serama and one cochin), and 10 large fowl laying hens of assorted breeds, although "laying" is used loosely. Lot of freeloading going on right now. I had ducks as a kid, and am thinking about getting some runners, but not quite ready yet. You'll have to post pics of your new set up when you can.
Envious of your personal chef! Cooking is more a chore for me, so I'd gladly hand off kitchen duties to anyone willing!