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A little piece about Vincent, our Runner Duck


(Written by Julie! :)

I just had to say a word about Vincent.  This skinny little runner duck has stolen our hearts.  As much as I appreciate the other animals on the farm, none of them have brought as much joy or laughter as Vincent.  He has bonded most with Jawcey and Chris K and lives on their patio (looking mournfully in, not understanding why he is not on the couch).  When we got him the idea was for him to bond with our Muscovies.  Vincent had other plans…he is really only happy when the humans are present, and seems to be a bit indifferent towards Duckling, Mama and Auntie duck.  Sure, he’ll hang out with them if there is really no one else around, but it is clear his heart is with the humans. As soon as anyone steps outside, there he is with his funny little quacks and straight up waddle as if to say, ‘Well, it is about time you came out, I have been waiting!’  He is a duck with the heart of a dog, and he is squirming his little scrawny self into the hole that our beloved retriever Jackson left. He might just have to come inside this winter (jk Oma;).

Watch Vincent on video below – running laps with Chris K:

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18 New Farm Members


We welcomed some new members to our farm posse a couple days ago in the form of 18 yellow, fluffy, chirping chicks. ADORABLE. Our current small handful of egg-laying hens don’t produce enough eggs to keep us from relying on grocery store runs, so we decided to expand.

These new little puffballs are of the Delaware and Buff Orpington varieties. Originating from the USA and England, they add an even more multi-cultural flare to the Russian, Chinese and Polish breeds that currently run our henhouse. Delaware chickens are an endangered species (like our Russian Orloff), so hopefully we can give them a long, happy life here and maybe even increase their numbers.

Between these little guys and our recent addition of ducks, activity levels on the farm have received a big boost in the last week. As usual. never a dull moment around here. It’s a nice way to bring in the recent arrival of fall weather. Another season on the farm, here we come!