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Jenn Bertrand

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I'm off grid and don't have nearly enough power for a heat lamp so last year when we were raising baby ducks I used a 55 gal Rubbermaid water tub and put food and water on one end of it, on the other side I had a little plant pot stand that was about 7 or 8 inches tall. I would take the biggest stock pot I have fill it with water and heat it up to boiling then lay a folded towel on the stand put the giant hot water pot on top then wrap a couple towels around it to insulate it a little then draped a wool blanket over that half of the big tub making a kinda tent with the hot water pot under it on one side while the side with food and water was just open. This allowed them to move under the hot water pot if they needed warmth and move out into the open also. I usually heated it up first thing when I woke up in the morning and right before bed on colder days I'd reheat it about every 8 hrs.  We called it "the hot mother"... they really liked it I think because it simulated  a real mother by being warm from above and also a dark safe place to hide under. We didn't lose a single baby duck. I'd use the same method again it was easy and free
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I think the biggest struggle in breaking away from the main stream is finding your people.  My experience tells me that you just have to trust yourself and follow your desire and the people aligned with what you're after will show up. Same goes for a "job" or land or a partner or anything you feel strongly about
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