Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
Spring is here and flowers are blooming at Willow Manor. I don’t fancy myself as a decorative gardener, but I think it looks fairly decent.
The garlic planted last fall is doing amazing as well. A friend of mine informed me the tops are called “scapes.” They are my favorite part of the plant, and they go well with duck eggs.
Those ducks are laying more than we can eat lately and I have given away dozens of them. Here is a pile of about 30 we discovered on accident.
In preparation for warmer weather, I have been weaning the ducks off of the feed which makes them forage a little harder. So far, I haven’t had to mow, and crops are full. It is amazing how green grass can make such an epic breakfast!
Speaking of epic, I had an awesome moment with Trumpet, my goose. We have a favorite pastime.
Well, that is all for today! I look forward to reading up on your blogs this week. I would write more, but my focus has been on learning this new job and I have to narrow my focus for the sake of quality!
75 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire on Trumpets, Omelets, Two Lips, and Tulips”
Sharing your coffee with the guard goose seems like a good idea.
It’s a possibility. She watches out for the ducks. 🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆 ☕
It looks like spring is in full bloom at your place. Thank you for the post.
Indeed it is! We are still getting some frost and will until mid May. 🤠🔥
The flowers look great!!
HAH, I love that you and your goose share coffee. That’s pretty cool!!
Thank you PB Sandwich!🤠🔥
The flowers look amazing; great on the eggs; and the help in keeping the grass manageable! So excited your new job is going well! Sharing is caring! 😂😁
Thank you! 🤠🔥
You’re welcome! 😎
😂 Benjamin, you are so fun!
The tulips are beautiful!
My youngest daughter really likes your goose video. She keeps making me replay it and she is saying, “Mother Goose.” 😁
Trumpet, my goose is quite protective of the ducks. I think it is an excellent title for her! I am glad she likes it, Purple Rose!🤠🔥
I have always liked tulips!🤠🔥
Those tulips are gorgeous! The animlas to… loved the video❤
Thank you TL Murphy. I like my birds! 🤠🔥
That’s a huge pile and nice you found it, makes a hearty breakfast to 😏
I would say! There are quite a few!🤠🔥
So what made raise ducks as opposed to chickens ?
Ducks don’t scratch up the grass and these ones lay more eggs.
For some reason, that video made me feel really good. 🙂
I am glad to hear it, Jeff!🤠🔥😜😝😅
Tulips are among some of my favourite flowers. Your tulips look great!
Thank you! They are among my favorites as well!🤠🔥
Looking good my friend!! 😁🖤
That looks like a tasty egg!
It was pretty amazing!
Ahhh… I bought my cats their own cups because I kept finding mine had developed a hint of fish flavor!!
Nice post. Love the tulips!
Thanks! They have always been a favorite.
They are mine. 🌷
Your garden is beautiful and the video with the goose sipping coffee is priceless!
Ha ha! Thank you! She shares here eggs so it is the least I can do!😆🤠🔥😉😂🤣
‘Love duck eggs, especially the cured/brined ones (like century eggs). Sometimes I miss “balut” 🐣 too, lol but it’s not for the faint-hearted.
I would try it.
I hear it is savory, chicken soupy and odd in texture.
You did your research well, lol. The yolk that still remains is satin-like in texture though. The white is like cartilage, and the rest is ‘odd in texture’ as you say, lol. Incubate the eggs for 21 days, and then that’s when you boil it. 🐣
The salted/cured egg you’d love–when you cut it in half, the duck fat (orange in colour) just oozes out of the yolk. (It’s boiled egg that’s buried for weeks in a combination of sterilised mud and huge amounts of salt. 😋
Ha ha ! I wonder who the first person to try it was.
It wasn’t me, lol. Happy Sunday, bro. God bless.
Ha ha! 😜Thank you. You as well!🤠🔥
Hello 👋 looks amazing now in spring 🙌
Your ducks and goose are cute! Lol the goose drinking coffee 😄
I bet you loving the job but it does also require time to settle in cause is new – sounds like you happy and doing amazing 🙌
Happy Spring/ summer ❤️
This job takes a LOT of learning! I like it!
Mine too lol ✌️😄
I like it sometimes lol … but I love the people ❤️ and I fit ❤️
I’ve never had a duck omelet before
They are quite tasty! You are welcome to drop by for breakfast any time!
I’d love to 🙂
Those flowers are so beautiful and I think you are a landscaper. Duck eggs , dumb question but do they different then from a chicken?
Thank you. They are bigger than chicken eggs and a little harder to put a fork through after frying. I cannot describe, but they are richer in flavor.
Thank you. They do look delicious. Do you prefer them over chicken eggs.?
I do, but mainly because they are home grown.
That is a nice thing
Happy learning of your new job. You will rock it!
Thank you! I am really enjoying it so far!🤠🔥
Great video. 😊 You have a very interesting life, brother. Funny to hear the ducks quacking. That coffee drinking goose is great. God bless!
Ha ha! Trumpet likes coffee!🤠🔥
Beautiful garden! I can’t imagine having web-footed lawn mowers. 🙂
I am sure you can get one… Or a few!
Ah yeah. Not long ago my hubby mentioned getting a few ducks to keep in the backyard. Now I know why! 😂🤣😂🤣😂 We just might.
Get at least three. They are social creatures.
Awesome! Thank you for the advice, Ben! In fact, my aunt has three ducks, 2 geese and a gander. And ducks are sociable but geese aren’t. I can’t count the time’s my cousins have been chased and snipped at by them. 😂🤣
Haha. Geese are social, but much more complex in their ways! 😆🤓😂🤣
True that! 😁
You do have to create boundaries with a goose.
Definitely! I won’t go near them.
Pretty tulips in a row!
Thank you! I appreciate your kind words!
🙏🙏🙏 I don’t have green fingers🙁
You can visit and I will show you what I know!
Dear Benjamin, Beautiful Narrative.