About The New AgrarianI have been planting content here off and on since 2002, with occasional attempts at cultivation and pruning. All of it swirls around more or less agrarian ideas: food and agriculture, including some practical things, but also craft, community, technology, embodiment, history, sustainability, nature, and place. As you might guess, I’ve changed my mind a few times on all these topics since I started a decade ago. I cultivate, but not always in neat rows. Read my Explanation and Apologia to learn more.
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Category Archives: Housing
New crib! The ducks moved into their new house in October 2003. When we first got our ducks, we put them under our second-story deck at night for safety. This was secure and comfortable for them, but not entirely convenient … Continue reading
Livin’ large. Think of it as a duck playpen. (They do.) I designed this grazing pen with several things in mind. It had to keep the ducks safe and content, it had to be portable, and it had to be … Continue reading
The crib, also known as Kathy’s study. (More photos are available below.) We brooded the ducklings in Kathy’s study, in a baby pool about 4 feet across. At four days old they were jumping up and getting their heads above … Continue reading