Where is Spring?
A few crocuses have appeared on my lawn, but the other signs of Spring seem seriously delayed. Maybe I’m just being impatient. Have other Springs come on so slowly? Or maybe it’s just because one of my bedrooms is filled with stinky 3-week-old ducks that poop day and night.
Modified Homesteading Lessons, 101 (I say modified because I don’t really feel I have the right to call myself a homesteader, but the ducks are our first tiny step): Be sure to order your ducklings at the right time. By the time they are 3 weeks old, their poop will be so stinky and voluminous that it will make your house smell like a zoo. You want the weather to be warm enough by that time so that they can at least spend the days outside, thereby limiting the amount of poop deposited in your indoor brooder.Â Or better yet, keep the brooder in your barn! (I don’t have a barn since I live in the suburbs/exurbs).