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Rescue Ducks & Chicks {and why you shouldn’t buy live animals this Easter}

A few days ago, I got a text from my blogging BFF Kelli at The Sustainable Couple. She lives on an urban homestead about an hour away and has an awesome blog. Anyway, she texted me the following:

A neighbor came over tonight and said her teen daughter bought 6 chicks and 2 ducks without her permission. They cannot return them, so are looking for a home. They are about 3 weeks old. Not feathered out. Free! Not sure of breed or sex. Are you interested?

Rescue ducks and chicks and why you shouldn't buy live animals this spring

I’m such a big sucker, I replied immediately – Yup. You see, my very own oldest daughter has been scheming. She would love to take care of her own flock of birds and sell the eggs. We think this would be a great project for her {I have such a high demand for my own eggs that I cannot keep up} and the thought of 6 free chicks for her to take care of was very appealing. I’ve been dreaming about adding ducks ever since I got my own chicks last year, so I thought 2 cute little ducklings would be perfect. And I’m also a sucker for free. Who am I kidding?
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Homemade Gourd Bird Feeder DIY – blog post at #MomItForward

Happy Fall, Friends! The crops are coming out of the fields and my garden out here in Eastern Iowa and we’re getting ready for winter. One thing we love to do during the winter is feed the birds. I grew some crazy gourds in my garden this year, and my son designed a bird feeder out of one! He makes a mean homemade gourd bird feeder.



DIY Homemade Gourd Bird Feeder

Check out my post over at MomItForward with a DIY tutorial you can follow to make your own Homemade Gourd Bird Feeder!

Have you ever made a bird feeder out of a gourd? What did you think?