New Digs for the Geese


A lot of the goings-ons this season have been focused on refining and streamlining our how we rotate the birds to different paddocks.  The most recent step we have taken in this project has been to pull the geese out of the duck paddock, and give them their own space.  This will allow us to better utilize their grazing in managing our pasture.   It’s early yet, but it also seems like both species appreciate the move– everybird is much quieter now!


Back in the grass!

First day back on grassSpring is well upon us, and after a long Winter the flock is back out on pasture.  This is their second week out there, and they’re still pretty excited about it!

It’s an exciting time of year for us too!  We’ve planted a few persimmon trees, a handful of apple trees, a whole mess of Siberian pea shrub (a nitrogen fixer for building soil quality) and are expecting a bunch of hybrid hazels later in May.  This is on top of getting the vegetable garden going, renovating the blueberry plantings and trying to stay on top of the usual goings-ons of family life with small children.  Hectic?  Yes.  And, we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Duck Eggs on the Menu!

If you’re going out to eat this weekend, we would like to encourage you to visit our friends at The Joinery in Newmarket and Blue Moon Evolution in Exeter.  Both are top notch eateries and source many of their ingredients locally.  And this now includes pasture-raised duck eggs from The Emergent Farm!

So head on over for a meal, and tell them you’re there for the duck eggs!