The kids adore him and he is not scared but is growing well. He is the only one left out of three that we found originally. But he’s growing strong and eats well – and very loudly so. The kids feed him and look after him and are cleaning his cage regularly.

At feeding time you have to watch him constantly, he’s a very fast runner with his long legs that are usually hidden underneath his furry tummy.
The other day Jolan just left him on the towel on the floor to get some more food – and gone he was. We found him back in a gap between a book shelf and a wall and the kids managed to operate him out of it, the spikes were proving to be barb like in the gap and even Hog could not get out on his own. But all went well and he’s out there.

The kids want to keep him – I am not too sure about it, but after all he’s very tame and does not curl up any more – so cute!

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Muddy days

It’s been a few rather wet days. Some with intermittent sunshine but not enough to dry up the ground yet. The cats use the sunny breaks to go outside but other than that they seem to be in hibernation.

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New critters have arrived

Our 2 little baby goats are called Muddy Valley Twi and Muddy Valley La. They love bouncing around in their paddock and up onto the things in their playground.

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Water everywhere – in the midst of winter

It’s been rather wet, foggy and cold in the last couple of days. The cats spent more time inside and expressing a form of cabin fever when awake but they are mostly asleep.

The horses are asking for more food, the chickens are hiding in their house and the ducks – well, the ducks are in their element.

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More foraging

A few days ago there was finally a window with no rain and a bit of time, so managed to fill 4 feed bags with pine cones. Pine cones are excellent fire starters, full of resin and a rather large surface, thus burn really well, long and hot.

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Making quills out of duck feathers

We created quills out of some duck feathers. They have the big advantage that the quill is actually pretty long already. Still not long enough to actually handle them properly though. Shaved some of the vane off and it was much better.

The return of Erwien

What a joy and surprise that was when a few days ago Erwien showed up with a boyfriends and a whole bunch of fluffy ducklings.

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