About a month ago we had a bit of a rough time at Heritage Farm. Two ducks, a sheep and a goose died in quick succession. While we are farmers and these incidents do happen, death is not easy and our recent experiences give us a whole lot more sympathy for other farmers who must go through this process regularly.
On Friday a fortnight ago, we were host to Lucy and Chris from The Leader – our local newspaper. Lucy was interested to come and have a chat to us about our ducks! Always flattered and accommodating for those interested in ducks we of course welcomed our two guests with open arms.
While winter is not generally considered a great time to hatch ducklings, we’ve gone and decided to just give it a go regardless. In the post I’ll share some of our reasoning and some of our results so far.