Baked Duck Egg Custard with Bourbon Brown Sugar Sauce

One of the great things about raising ducks – especially during the winter – is that they are hardy layers!  I’ve been blessed enough to have two little troopers who lay consistently despite the frigid temps outside as long as they get enough feed and good warm bedding.   Two female ducks will produce an egg each … Continue reading

The best time of the year

Autumn is my favorite time of the year, good harvest, bad harvest.  Clear azure skies, brightly colored leaves and bursts of purple and yellow wildflowers are everywhere you look.  There’s good firepit weather, low-wind and briskly cool. Dinners of roast potatoes.  Apple crisp and cider.  The sound of the train whistle in the distance as … Continue reading

Wild Things and a Savory Onion Bread Recipe!

For some time I have been trying to identify and catalog many of the naturally useful and ornamental plants here.  Though I haven’t been able to focus on this activity as much as I would like, there has been an abundance of wild things growing this year which has made identification easier. Free Wild Roses One plant … Continue reading