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Posted 3/28/2013 6:56pm by Renee Savary.

From our farm to you table : Easter Brunch Essentials

Organic duck eggs to poach over greens ....

Poached duck eggs ...


Fresh ducks ready to be roasted ...

Roasted duck


or if you prefer a fresh chicken ?? 

chicken to roas


... chicken eggs to make custard and other meringues ....

wild berries custard with meringue top


Still not too late for some egg coloring ...


Posted 9/17/2009 9:57pm by Renee Savary.

For the last 2 weeks the ducks have decided that it was much more fun to spend the day hanging around my house instead of theirs. Which on one side drive me crazy because ducks are really sloppy but on the other side they are so totally cute and funny ...

Yesterday morning I suddenly heard that really loud cacophony of couacks it made me rush outside ....to find out that the ducks had found the pool (abandonned by me I have to say) ...

Those were happy happy ducks, it was hillarious ... and they knew how to get in and out using the stairs .... 

This morning as soon as I opened their coop they rushed toward the pool for some more fun ....

ducks at the pool 2

ducks at the pool 3

ducks at the pool 

Posted 4/27/2009 8:41pm by Renee Savary.

At two weeks old the ducklings started to jump out of the babypool ...

Looking a little anxious once it is done ... scarry world out there ...

outside the pool

so ... I decided it was time to move them out to their pasture hoops ... Weather is in the 80F during the day and I kept a heat lamp for the night ....

First taste of grass

..... and they went crazy for the grass .. it was incredible to watch ... they were running around munching on every bit of weeds ...

great salad bar

Great salad bar ....

looking around

Looking around ...

Group pix

Ducks are much more friendly with each other than chickens, I am amaze how mean the chickens are with each other .... the ducks dont fight or jump on each other for food ...

After a day or two I could not resist and I put a small bowl of water in their pen ... Let me tell you : ducks are aquatic birds ...!!!! ... they loved it ...

Testing the water ....

Testing the water

Getting ready to jump ....

Ready to jump

Zoupah .... so much fun ....

done it ...

They are so funny to watch ... once in the water they kind of shake their body under water and jump out to leave space for the next one ...

Drying up on the boardwalk ... ducks watching ...

on the boardwalk

more later ....

Posted 4/14/2009 9:31pm by Renee Savary.

We got a new addition to our farm ... baby ducks ...

ducks 3 days old

We got them through the mail, like for the baby chicks, but if the baby chicks were cute .. those are cute of cute !!!

They are Khaki Campbell and we are going to raise them for eggs production ...

Ducks 3 days old

They were very clumsy at first and dropped into their waterer when triing to drink ... we ended up with a bunch of wet ducks  ... But quickly they got where the food was and snacking became their favorite with drink or should I say splashing around ...lol ....

When they eat they shake their body like to make the food goes down, it is very funny ...

here they are one week old already ... they got over the dropping into the waterers and are starting to be quite noisy.

Ducks one week old

Watercooler rush ... fresh water is always a hit ....

Ducks one week watercooler

Happy hour ...

ducks one week happy hour

Like for the baby chicks, we keep them in a kidpool for the moment and we are working a lot to keep them somehow dry. With all the splasing it is not easy. Within 2 or 3 weeks we will start to pasture them.

They are getting the same USDA certified organic feed the baby chicks got and they seem to do great. Of course no medication or other scarry stuff ...

To be continued ....