A collection of 11 posts
After the flurry of activity in September, the last few weeks have been relatively quiet for us. The shortening days are the biggest factor in our winding down as, once each weekend’s essential autumn jobs (mucking out, collecting windfalls, raking up leaves) are finished, there are only a few
Back to 'Plan A'
Looking back over our blog posts from the last month you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’ve become a bit obsessed with Aylesbury ducks. After hatching out two ducklings [https://www.limesendcottage.com/aylesbury-ducklings/] from our first batch of eggs we’ve been on the lookout [https://www.
In search of ducklings
Our search for some more Aylesbury ducklings has continued since our last post... unfortunately without success. There seems to be a real shortage of pure Aylesbury ducks, with many breeders having crossed them with other large white ducks such as Cherry Valleys or Pekins. Whilst this results in good utility
As if bringing pigs onto our smallholding for the first time [https://www.limesendcottage.com/our-first-pigs/] wasn’t enough, a couple of weeks ago we also welcomed our first Aylesbury ducklings when two of the eggs in our incubator hatched out. The first duckling needed a little help to make
And then there were four...
It's been ten days since we started to incubate our Aylesbury duck eggs [https://www.limesendcottage.com/incubating-eggs/] so we thought we'd update you on how they're doing. After a week we candled the eggs for the first time and found that one of the six was unfortunately infertile and