Brothers Campfire Took Marty For A Spin

Hello Friends!

I took Marty The Motivated Mower for a spin and cut some of the higher grass in the lawn. It is still April so it is not out of control yet, especially on the duck side of the yard!

The grass is greener on this side of the fence and much greener over the septic.

I am using the clippings to feed my ducks. It is effective and saves on my feed bill. I tend to ask neighbors if I can mow their lawn for free and they get a little weirded out. I don’t want them to know my secret or they may charge me.

The duck to the left thinks I have it backwards.

I have 15 more birds on the way so I am saving milk jugs to make waterers for the ducks and gosling.

There is no need for this picture other than to show you my work desk.

Anyways, I am using a razor blade to cut out the circle indent on the side.

The ducklings will be able to drink from it but not be able to poop in it, keeping the water cleaner and the birds healthier. They are also easy to clean and refill.

The day cannot be finished at Willow Manor Urban Farm without showing you what I had for dinner!

That’s it for now folks! I am hanging it up and going to bed! Have a blessed, beautiful day!

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a community leader, urban farmer, and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. He might know a guy...

72 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Took Marty For A Spin

      1. Herb says:

        I think the cleaver will be used later after they’ve got some meat on their bones. 🙂

  1. leendadll says:

    I was thinking of you yesterday when some show profiled an urban duck owner who intentionally put out a kiddie pool for his ducks to contain their poop and use it for fertilizer.

  2. A.S. says:

    That was amazing, I loved the idea of water jugs for ducks. Left Duck looks rather amused. 🙂

    1. Benjamin says:

      I believe birds are smarter than we believe them to be. As soon as this thought becomes rooted, they prove me wrong! My ducks have a lot of personality, and sometimes that far exceeds the need for intelligence!

          1. A.S. says:

            As India is on lockdown, everybody is staying home. I am blessed to be living comfortably with my family amidst all this (touches wood). Thanks for asking.
            I hope you are recovering and your loved ones are doing fine.

          2. Benjamin says:

            I do have cold symptoms, but I think that is all. I am blessed with comfort as well, friend!

          3. A.S. says:

            Get well soon, Ben. That’s is very reassuring, stay blessed!

          4. A.S. says:

            Not that much, but I love playing Poker and Bluff, UNO . In board games I like monopoly and ludo too (I don’t know if you guys have UNO and ludo but they are quite popular in India).
            Which games do you like to play?

          5. Benjamin says:

            I like UNO and Skip-Bo but I do not play poker. Monopoly is way too competitive! I get way too involved. There is a complex game called Settlers of Catan that me and my family enjoy. I have never played Ludo, but it looks similar to Sorry.

          6. A.S. says:

            Oooh cool! This one sounds interesting ‘Settlers of Catan’, I haven’t heard of it but I look forward to playing it.
            Me and my sister enjoy playing ludo, she more than me (that’s the main reason that we end up playing it 😉 )

          7. A.S. says:

            I’ll definitely try it sometime, hopefully it is available here.

          8. A.S. says:

            thanks, Ben, I’ll definitely check it out.

    1. Benjamin says:

      I agree. I am glad I read the original several times. Might need to add that to the book tag assignment!

          1. Benjamin says:

            Yay! Read your Bible pray every day and you will grow grow grow

          2. Benjamin says:

            Don’t read your Bible don’t pray every day and you’ll shrink shrink shrink.

          1. Benjamin says:

            It is work Tish! Birds have distinct personalities and it is fun to watch them! Do you live in the city?

          2. TishGirl❤️ says:

            I do! My mother used to have a parrot, but that’s really the only bird my family has ever kept as a pet.

          3. Benjamin says:

            I had a parakeet for a while, but it dashed outside and froze to death. It was sad. Ducks and geese are my going thing!

          4. TishGirl❤️ says:

            Oh gosh! My apologies for your loss. Ducks and geese are just as cute and interesting.❤️

          5. Benjamin says:

            It is quite alright. That was years ago. Are you doing anything unique during the lock down?

          6. Benjamin says:

            To stay isolated, I plan on foraging for cattail roots, believe it or not!

          7. TishGirl❤️ says:

            Sorry, forgot to mention – I’ve nominated you for an award. Do check it out on my blog for more information.❤️

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