Duck eggs are big and bold and packed with protein and other essential nutrients. They are the perfect ingredient for bakers, and a constant source of food for self-sufficient homesteaders. Here’s everything you need to know about duck eggs, how to use them, and the truth about how they taste, and what they’re best used […]
Ducks bring so much fun & joy to the farm yard! With their giant floppy feet, the way they waddle across the yard, the sheer joy they get from splashing in a kiddie pool, ducks really are a great addition to any farm! While many backyard farmers start out with chickens, and ducks certainly can […]
Winter winds are howling and a good old fashioned New England nor’easter is knocking on the door. Most residents are rushing to the grocery store to stock up on batteries, bread and supplies for their family. Farmers have an additional concern weighing on their mind – how can I keep my animals comfortable in the […]
Guineas are pretty neat birds to have on your homestead. Having guineas around means you have a natural form of flea and tick control. Guineas are really low maintenance but they are one of the noisiest birds you will ever find. They are noisy for sure but you learn to get used to their calls […]
Ducks are an often under looked added value to the small homesteader. Duck eggs are in high demand by pastry chefs and home bakers alike due to the extra fluffiness and richness that duck eggs bring over chicken eggs. Those on a Paleo or Ketogenic diet value duck eggs due the higher fat and protein […]
In this blog we go through the thought process for choosing poultry for a integrated self sustainable farm in the Northern United States. Poultry are chosen for the ability to do well in extreme cold temperatures, ability to provide eggs and meat as well as foraging ability for pest and weed control of crops.