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The Duck Dive

"You are what your animals eat."  This is Scratch and Peck Feed's slogan that we fully stand behind. Family owned and operated in Bellingham, Washington, their feed is 100% local, organic and GMO Free.  Thank you, Brook, at FOODTREK Holistic Nutrition for recommending that we feed this product to our chickens and Healing Ponds Farm and Garden Store for carrying this high quality feed.

If you have a few minutes to spare, you must watch Scratch and Peck Feed's entertaining YouTube video titled "From Farm to Feed." I love it!


Once a month we drive about 20 minutes to Healing Ponds to pick up our Scratch and Peck Feed and it is worth it. Not only are we getting quality feed, but it also feels a bit like visiting a Petting Zoo. During our recent visit to Healing Ponds to purchase some feed, the girls took joy in observing the ducklings that were being kept in a large feeding trough.  This brooder set-up made it irresistible for them to want to lean in and pet one.

I was in the middle of a conversation with the salesperson about feed when I heard a commotion.  I looked over to see that our Little Chicken Tender had fallen right into the trough with the ducklings. Her head quickly popped up over the side and her cheeks were glowing pink with embarrassment. Her tears started flowing as soon as she spotted me, but to my relief, were only due to embarrassment and not because she or the ducklings were hurt. Although no injuries were incurred, I do believe Little Chicken Tender's ego was a bit damaged because she kept her head buried in my leg for the rest of our visit.

Oh, the joys of mixing children and farm animals!

Thanks for reading.


  1. I love your blog... informative and adorable all wrapped up into one amazing blog!! Thank you for sharing this adventure!! :)

    1. Thank you! We are having such a great time. Fun and rewarding!


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