I’m often stopped on the street and asked “Chad, how do you do it? How do you stay so damn handsome, vibrant and virile?”
Seriously, it’s good stuff, easy to make, and helps with aches and pains.
Step 1: Get some turmeric and ginger root – how much is up to you, but I make it pretty strong and then dilute down as I use it. (That’s turmeric there on the left and ginger on the right.)
Step 2: Use a cheese grater to shred the roots. Warning: turmeric will stain your counter top. (Somewhere along the way, I switched things around: that’s ginger on the left and turmeric on the right.)
Step 3: Put in a saucepan with some water (again, how much is up to you but if it’s concentrated then you can store it in a smaller container and dilute it later), bring to boil, then bring it down to a low simmer for about 20 minutes.
Step 4: Let it cool, then pour through a strainer into a vessel of choice – I use an old rum bottle and then keep it refrigerated.
Step 5: Dilute it down to your liking, add some honey, Ceylon cinnamon, and enjoy!
So, we were going to wait till next year to add ducks to the place, but decided for various reasons to go ahead and get some now. The main reason for getting some started now is because the pond moss has really gotten out of hand this year so I’m hoping that these guys (and some grass carp) will eventually take care of it. Muscovies are not as much of a water duck as other ducks, but I think enough of them will do the trick and there’s a lot of other good reasons to go with Muscovies.
- Once they’re adults, they generally eat less feed than other ducks and do more foraging on nuisance insects and other critters.
- They’re quiet.
- I’m told they taste excellent.
- They’re low maintenance.
- They reproduce well.
- They’re well-suited to hot climates.
Compared with other ducks, they don’t produce many eggs, but I think it will be plenty for us and we might offer some to our customers further down the road.
Here are some links on Muscovy ducks, if you’re interested in getting some yourself or just want to know more. Who knows, maybe we’ll start selling a few ourselves later on….
…ain’t they cute?