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Chirping, Female, from Dryden, Michigan
You can't knock a girl off a pedestal she built herself Jan 3, 2018
- Functional Rustic was last seen:
- May 23, 2018
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- Dryden, Michigan
- Repurposing Pallets
I am Sarah - proud mom to 7 Muscovy ducks, 1 turkey, 1 dog and 2 handsome cats. I am also the owner and only employee of Functional Rustic where I repurpose pallets and salvaged wood to create rustic, handmade furniture and décor.
- What’s your main reason for joining our community?:
- I am a Muscovy duck mama and want a community of fellow duck lovers to share experiences and stories about our feathered friends. Also, I am looking for build ideas for the ducks that will utilize my supply of wooden pallets.
My husband and I moved out to the country (we can't even have food delivered our here) and started raising ducklings. We were told they were Muscovy but had no idea what a Muscovy was. In no time at all we learned that a Muscovy duck is a large, colorful bird that may look like a duck and walk like a duck but certainly does not talk like a duck.
The ducks needed a safe place to stay because the barn was not secure from weasels. Using scrap wood from around the barn I built a duck house for the ducklings. It was perfect - for a month. Then, the ducks grew and would no longer fit in the house. Theses ducks are easily 12 lbs each and almost 2 feet long. Needless to say, I built another duck house.
In addition to perches and nesting boxes made from pallets I started to make other projects. In no time I had a barn full of handmade pallet projects. If I wanted to make more I needed to sell what I had. And Functional Rustic was born.
As much as Functional Rustic is about selling the items I repurpose - it is about inspiring other people. I have my animals and a beautiful environment to inspire me - so I use Functional Rustic to share that inspiration with others through pictures, videos and blog posts. Motivational quotations also inspire my creativity so I use Functional Rustic to share the words that get me going each day.
To learn more about me and the ducks go to www.FunctionalRustic.com
SignatureWill it be easy? Nope. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.