There’s always one…

They hang around, don’t go too far away from their herd and very easily follow you back into the paddock after you opened the gate for them.

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Random images of farm beauty

A walk down the hill and saying hello to all the animals can be a really healthy exercise and you can discover the odd cool things when you look at details: fence wire knots

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flowers on the lawn in front of the house

Feels like spring

Although summer is officially over, it almost feels like spring. Flowers in the garden and in the paddocks, raspberries, and chillies are ripening.

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Ducks in a box

Duck moving day

Our new ducks have been temporarily located on our front lawn as as with all temporary things, they last far too long. So after a few months and completely destroying our lawn, the ducks finally moved onto the paddock next to the chicken.

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Fog in the paddocks at sunrise

What a wet summer

the amount of rain we had over the last few days is extraordinary – at least on a subjective level. The occasional hours of sunshine in between evaporate the water quickly, hence yesterday we had 30 deg C. with 80% relative humidity.

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Battery and our free range eggs in comparison

Eggs – the difference and the life of chickens

Fascinating to see the difference in eggs when I put some of ours into the egg carton too. Keep in mind that our chicken are mostly ex-battery hens that once used to produce those cage eggs. They were not considered good and productive enough for the batteries and hence would have been culled if we had not taken them.

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