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Winter means extra work when it comes to backyard farm critters

Creating or adding to an existing backyard flock or barnyard always seems like a good idea in spring.

Which is exactly what Hannah Voisine of Frenchville was reminding herself of recently as she broke several inches of ice off a child’s wading pool used by her family’s two resident ducks.

Creating or adding to an existing backyard flock or barnyard always seems like a good idea in spring.

Which is exactly what Hannah Voisine of Frenchville was reminding herself of recently as she broke several inches of ice off a child’s wading pool used by her family’s two resident ducks.

Ingenuity and hard work

Unlike larger operations, the backyard hobbyist often does not have a large barn or other temperature controlled outbuildings for their animals.

The Fiddlehead Focus / St. John Valley Times is pleased to feature content from our sister company, Bangor Daily News. To read the rest of “Winter means extra work when it comes to backyard farm critters,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Julia Bayly, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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