I’ve been trying to find some ducklings for our daughter to raise, with absolutely no luck. Our state’s Department of Agriculture in its infinite wisdom has set up barriers that make it next to impossible for anyone to bring any kind of live poultry into the state. I’m concerned about our native birds as well, but I’ve been told that their measures go way beyond what is necessary to protect the state. It’s been an enlightening experience.
I found an absolutely wonderful site while doing some duck research called The New Agrarian. The site design is excellent, graphics crisp and clean, and the writing outstanding. Check out the Duck Diaries. I would have never thought that reading about someone rasing ducks could be so compelling.
The author, David Walbert, is the first person I heard use the term “Core Dumps”, and hope he doesn’t mind my use of the term for this section of my weblog. It perfectly describes what we’re trying to do – trying to bring a bit more of a rural lifestyle to our not-quite rural home.