• animals,  homesteading

    Ducks! The newest addition to our homestead.

      We have kept chickens for many years and have LOVED the eggs, their desire to rid our property of ticks and other insects, and the occasional chicken dinner they have given us.   But one garden pest I have continually struggled with year after year is slugs and the chickens are no help in this department.  Slugs eat my lovely brassicas and I reached the end of my rope last fall when the big cabbages we grew to make sauerkraut were ruined by slugs!!!  Our property is on the swampy side and it seems to be a slug haven.  I have read if you cut up slugs for chickens they…