Saturday, February 20, 2010

Organic Seeds Available

We purchased a few types of organic seeds in bulk and have some gardener-sized packets for sale.

Organic Daikon Radish seeds
$2 for over 150 seeds
Daikon radish are large, long, white Japanese radish that have a creamy texture. They take longer to mature than round red radishes (about 60 days instead of 30). Great for pickling, stir fry, or eating raw when small. We are growing ours in containers this year because the roots grow very deep and our soil can be VERY hard once you get down past the first couple of inches. This is mainly due to our large maple trees putting out surface roots. We sprout tested these seeds and the germination rate was excellent.

Organic Cress Seeds
$2 for over 300 seeds

Cress is a member of the mustard family and produces peppery-flavored edible leaves great for salads, sandwiches and soups. An early spring green, cress can be harvested in only a few weeks. Also sprout tested with an impressive germination rate.


We have other seeds available in 3x2 clear packs. Limited quantities. Some are saved seeds, some are excess purchased. All seeds $1 per pack.

Butternut Squash
Pie Pumpkin
Turban Squash
Spaghetti Squash
Rocky Ford Cantaloupe

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pure Welsh Harlequin Waiting List

Orders are being filled for pure Welsh Harlequin hatching eggs this week and next week. If you would like to placed on the waiting list, please drop us a line.

The Welsh Harlequins hanging out at the pond last summer.

Welsh Harlequin/Indian Runner hatching eggs will be available at the end of the week. Both Welsh Harlequins and Indian Runners are excellent egg laying breeds. If you just want a good egg laying duck that isn't going to fly, this is and excellent "designer duck" to hatch.

Chrissy, our Indian Runner hen, in the night pen with Lana, a Buff Orpington we sold last year.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Now available - Hatching eggs

Welsh Harlequin ducklings (Wendy - left, Shelley - right)

Fertile hatching eggs from our Welsh Harlequin ducks as well as from our Indian Runner are now available. Since our drake is a Welsh Harlequin, the Runner eggs are a cross. We are filling orders for the next 2 weeks right now, but please drop us a line if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

$7/dozen or $4/half dozen for pure bred Welsh Harlequin eggs.
$1 off for pure Welsh Harlequin and Welsh Harlequin/Runner mix assortment.


Tweak the drake (excuse his molting)

Chrissy the Indian Runner



Friday, February 12, 2010

The duck run in winter

The snow makes it easy to see the netting over their run. We put up the netting after losing 2 ducks to a hawk attack this fall.

You can barely see their swimming pool in the very back. They often stand around it and look longingly inside. No doubt dreaming of being able to swim again. We are looking at hooking up a pump once we buy them a new pool. The circulation will keep it ice-free and then we can also hook up a filter system.

Each morning they get a "salad bar" in a bucket of fresh water. Shredded veggies like cabbage, lettuce, celery tops, cucumbers, zucchini, and anything else green and tender is added to the bucket. Favorites include bok choy, napa cabbage and peas. These greens make up for the lack of available forage and it is easy to see that they appreciate their morning treat. They really appreciate it when we add the peas to the mix. They always dunk their heads totally under the water to see if there are any on the bottom of the bucket.