Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Ducklings Get their Name

At My Little Sister's Farm we like to name our animals. We don't name them each something different, how can you tell the difference between 60 yellow baby turkeys??? So we name the turkeys all one name, Frank. The Ameraurcana hens became Henrietta, Henny, and the Barred Rocks were names Penelope, Penny.

Naming the ducks was a bit harder for me. I don't know why but I didn't want to be too cliche. Daisy seemed like the best choice for a while but we finally decided on Peggie. We named them all Pegasus but like the Hennys and the Pennys we thought a good old fashioned nick name seemed ideal. So we have 25 little Peggys in our garage. I think they acually quack more now that we've named them. Oy!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Ducklings are Here!!!

The ducklings have hatched. They are so cute. They are "white layers" but right now they are yellow!!! Come next spring we should have a good 20-25 laying duck hens to fill those duck orders. One of the local restaurants in Forest Grove hopes to use our eggs regularly for their pasta. The head chef said he loves the texture and mouthfeel of pasta noodles made with duck eggs over chicken eggs. I'll have to try that one.

check out pics of the ducklings soon on facebook:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

On our way to the Swap

We're about to leave for the Oregon Poultry Swap in Corvallis. Hope to meet lots of other local Poultry Peeps there.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


The Forest Grove Farmer's Market is comingto a close and our conculsion from the sales this year is MORE DUCK EGGS!!! I can't believe how many people have asked for our duck eggs each week. We could probably have sold 10 dozen in a week when our hens were only laying 1 dozen. Our ducklings hatch on the 24th of this month and should be laying just in time for the Forest Grove Farmer's Market 2012.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Oregon Poultry Swap!!!

We're going to be going to the OR Poultry Swap at teh Benton County Fair Grounds in Corvallis on 10/22. Hope to see some other poultry peeps there!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Long Time, No Typing

I am so sorry all, I am a bad blogger. When everything gets super busy I seem to disappear from the computer. Although things aren't slowing down that much I will try to keep you posted more with what is going on down on the farm.