Monday, August 2, 2010
So right now, we're trying scaring the flies with bizarre hair-dos on the horses!
Next spring we hope to implement a final prong to our fly control--and a very natural one. Who wouldn't love a fly-devouring creature that also laid eggs and looked picturesque? We learned this trick at Warren and Sally Coad's Freedom Farms Dexter farm in Philadelphia, TN. They raise Muscovy ducks which just live to eat flies. Now that's an animal any farmer can love! We're waiting til next spring because the younger ducks eat more, so they should be growing and hungry when fly season arrives.
Flies, beware! Zephyr Hill farm is out to get you, one way or another!