Trumpets, Omelets, Two Lips, and Tulips

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

My other professional attire.

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!

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

73 thoughts on “Trumpets, Omelets, Two Lips, and Tulips”

  1. 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! 😂😁

  2. 😂 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.” 😁

    1. 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!🤠🔥

  3. ‘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.

          1. 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. 😋

  4. 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 ❤️

    1. 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.

  5. Great video. 😊 You have a very interesting life, brother. Funny to hear the ducks quacking. That coffee drinking goose is great. God bless!

      1. Ah yeah. Not long ago my hubby mentioned getting a few ducks to keep in the backyard. Now I know why! 😂🤣😂🤣😂 We just might.

          1. 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. 😂🤣

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