Garden ideas

Now I have an idea of what to do with the area behind the machine shed.
Do not waste time dreaming about creating this food forest someday. Get to work and plant your foundation trees right away. You can add the chickens and other plants later. Trees take many years to become established and provide the maximum benefit. Worry about the chicken coop and the fence and everything else later. Get those trees planted as soon as you possibly can. This is an important investment in the future.

Breaking Curfew

Since I’m off work tomorrow I don’t have to get up at 3AM. Therefore I can stay up late. This means it’s my turn to tuck the flock into bed for the night.

Last night I had three curfew breakers. Tonight I have five. Sigh. I read that they would probably do this, rather like guineas. Can I do anything about it?

Don’t think so. If I clip their wings there’s still no guarantee they will go in the coop. Then they’d be sitting ducks on the ground. I think as the weather gets colder they will return to the coop at night.

There will be fewer of them anyway. Some are going to freezer camp. I can’t afford to feed this many ducks all winter. Muscovys are gluttons.