Our first season with livestock has been full of learning, and our ducks have been some of our favorite bumbling, awkward, and endearing “teachers” to watch! The adventure with our Indian Runner Ducks and Cayuga Ducks is just beginning, but I hope that our “newbie homesteader” realizations about ducks can be a help to the rest of those looking to get their first round of animals.
- Simple Life Homestead
We're a husband (Andrew) and wife (Michelle). We both started out as teachers, and are in the process of turning ourselves into homesteaders. We're starting this grand experiment because both of our hearts yearn to live simple, sustainable, healthy lives, to care for our family and friends, and to honor our Father. We love to share what we learn, and we're willing to try any number of experiments as we start figuring this out. Though our starting point was a little house in the city with an itty-bity yard, a cat, our first baby, and a fledgling handmade goods business, we have started a journey that we hope ends in a family, an off-grid homestead, well-cared-for, happy animals, and a sustainably simple way of doing life. We FINALLY just moved to our 12 acres in the Ozarks this past June, and now the rubber has hit the road! We're newbies to this life, but w're excited to learn many of the skills that lots of people used to know and that our generation never learned. We're inviting you along for the ride.
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