We got a pair of Muscovy ducks to help with bugs and mama duck was a very good mama, so we ended up with 8 ducks!
Then we added some Khaki Campbell ducks the following year to our mix and then some mixed unknown variety, so our flock is quite a nice size now. Duck eggs have thicker yolks and whites but are even bigger than our largest chicken eggs. They make for good eating--one of the really big Muscovy eggs is often enough for a meal. They are even better for baking, adding richness to everything from cookies to pancakes to pasta. Our clients say that duck eggs are also excellent for pickling!
Some people seem to be a little unsure about eating duck eggs, so if you have never tried them and want to, you can start with just a half dozen.
Sold in half-dozen or dozen quantities. Pick up only.
While we by no means think we have it all figured out, and can always do better, by keeping the principles of sustainability in mind for both large decisions and small, we can all make progress towards lessening the impacts of climate change and making sure there are still plenty of resources available for our descendants seven generations from now.
When we first moved onto our property we had no idea what we were doing and often joke we should write a book about “stupid things city folks do upon moving to the country”. Now that we have been here a while, we have fully embraced the country lifestyle and love walking the property and seeing how much it has changed. It is truly now our oasis. While it has constant challenges, we have learned an incredible amount while living with nature and are still learning every day. We are trying to balance natural restoration with becoming a working hobby farm and while we do not have even close to all the answers, we are trying our best.