Brothers Campfire on 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: Benjamin

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

75 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire on Trumpets, Omelets, Two Lips, and Tulips

  1. herbthiel says:

    Sharing your coffee with the guard goose seems like a good idea.

  2. henhouselady says:

    It looks like spring is in full bloom at your place. Thank you for the post.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Indeed it is! We are still getting some frost and will until mid May.

  3. Beverly says:

    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!

  4. Purple Rose says:

    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. Benjamin says:

      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!

  5. kinge says:

    That’s a huge pile and nice you found it, makes a hearty breakfast to

    1. Benjamin says:

      Ducks don’t scratch up the grass and these ones lay more eggs.

  6. Jeff says:

    For some reason, that video made me feel really good.

  7. leendadll says:

    Ahhh… I bought my cats their own cups because I kept finding mine had developed a hint of fish flavor!!

  8. -Eugenia says:

    Your garden is beautiful and the video with the goose sipping coffee is priceless!

    1. Benjamin says:

      Ha ha! Thank you! She shares here eggs so it is the least I can do!休不

  9. cookingflip says:

    ‘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. cookingflip says:

            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.

  10. Omatra7 says:

    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 歹

      1. Omatra7 says:

        Mine too lol 儭

        I like it sometimes lol … but I love the people 歹 and I fit 歹

    1. Benjamin says:

      They are quite tasty! You are welcome to drop by for breakfast any time!

  11. windsofchange18 says:

    Those flowers are so beautiful and I think you are a landscaper. Duck eggs , dumb question but do they different then from a chicken?

    1. Benjamin says:

      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.

  12. Ryan Callahan says:

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

      1. cheriewhite says:

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

          1. cheriewhite says:

            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. 不

          2. Benjamin says:

            Haha. Geese are social, but much more complex in their ways! 不

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