RIP my little duck. A hawk wanted a duck dinner and although he didn't immediately kill the little guy, enough damage was done that despite my best efforts, he died less then 24 hours later. Ducks and geese are moulting their feathers this time of year leaving them flightless and vulnerable to predation. Thankfully, I have 6 of his offspring growing out big and strong. It was so beautiful watching them learn to fly last year. They would circle the entire property and splash land in the pond.
Kelley Creek Farms is a small (micro really) hobby farm located in Central Alabama 30 minutes south of Birmingham. We raise heritage and rare waterfowl and poultry along with a myriad of other creatures that give the farm its life. In addition to the birds, we raise heirloom tomatoes and vegetables.
Each day is different and brings a new set of adventures. Some make you laugh and some make you cry. Some are just plain frustrating. But we persevere knowing that tomorrow's set of problems will be completely different than today. Still figuring all this out ....one day at a time and striving for a more sustainable way of life.