February has brought with it snow storms and colder weather, but it has also brought longer days and warmer sunshine and that can only mean one thing for me; Spring fever! Mom called this morning to ask me when I plan to place my order with Halifax Seeds, and we got into chatting about our garden plans for spring. She recently ordered a bunch of year old cherry tree wisps and she said she would give me a few so I have mentally prepared a spot in the field for them. I am dying to see beautiful pink cherry blossoms in out my window!
I’ve also wanted chickens for quite a while now and we’ve decided that this spring seems to be the right time for us get a few. I’m still undecided on the breed and age I want. However, while researching chickens, I revisited my desire to get a couple of ducks to help control the slug population on this land. Besides the fact that they eat slugs, and that as a kid we had a flock of them that pooped up the pond, I don’t know all that much about ducks so I did a little research and found out that there are a lot of different breeds of ducks!
I mean, check out this handsome buddy!!He’s a Crested Duck!
I borrowed the picture from Poultrykeeper.com, the site where I am currently getting all my info from. I love this guys little ”hat”! The Welsh Harlequin is really nice too and if we got a Harlequin then I could name her Harley Quinn!( That moment when Geeking and Homesteading collide.. :P)
I still have a lot of research to do, but I can almost already see my little flock on pest control duty in the orchard!! I’m so excited!!