Spring was in full swing on the farm. It was May 2015 and the perfect time for baby animals. It was an easy decision… we would expand our duck flock! I so enjoy ducks and their eggs are completely divine! These cute little fuzzy friends are Indian Runner ducks. Once fully grown, they appear more like a wine bottle with legs!
The ducklings grew and changed quickly! Within 6 weeks, the they were starting to show their true colors. By June, it was warm enough outside that we were able to move the ducks to their permanent run.
Construction of the garden cottage was coming along nicely. Were were excited to soon have storage a bit closer! Hauling tools back and forth, from the house or barn, was becoming a bit daunting.
She was finished! Now we could fill her up with tools, a potting bench and solar lights! We added a little nook behind the cottage, for it was one of the only shady areas in the potager. We finished the cottage area by adding a stone path and many cottage garden perennials. Now, we had to just relax and watch them grow!
We had one more building project for Spring of 2015…the Hay Barn! We needed approximately 450 bales of hay to feed the goats and horses, for a year. The hay would be delivered in July, so we knew we had another construction project that needed to start, ASAP. As much as we would have had fun building the structure, we knew time was not on our side. Once again, we handed the project over to a crew of professionals!
I have a love/hate relationship with the hay wagon! I am thankful when it arrives, for I am able to provide the critters with high quality feed. Stacking hay is also a great workout! But, why does it always have to arrive on the hottest, 90 degree day of the season!!??
Spring had come and gone. It was time for planting the potager! Our first harvest would be right around the corner! What an exciting time it was…
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Note: If You have missed part of the “If You Build It They Will Come” series, you can link to them below!