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: Examples
Adapting available space. It ain’t gorgeous, but it’s secure. For their first year and a half, the ducks spent their nights under our deck, which is nearly a full story off the ground and was already enclosed with chain link … Continue reading
First flight: Polly makes a break for it. Toby is concerned. The ducks look like adults now. Their feathers are all in, and their wings, especially, have grown—as you can see in the photo. Most evenings before we herd them … Continue reading
Yes, I am one hot little duck. The ducks are now six weeks old and have been living outside for two and a half weeks. One morning in their fourth week, when I went in to the brooder to take … Continue reading
Attack of the killer ducklings! (At least if you’re a mosquito.) The ducks have been here three weeks today. They are now living outside in their grazing pen during the day and coming inside at night to stay warm and … Continue reading
Free range ducks! Ducklings are amazing. I could sit and watch them putter and dabble for hours, which is good, because we don’t have cable anymore.