Farms are places where seasons and cycles dominate life. We raise animals and vegetables for food, protection, and companionship. When populations grow too large, it’s time for some to go to “freezer camp”. Recently, we decided that having seven drakes was too many in the duck pecking-order. A neighbor helped us butcher five of them. That day, two of the hens hatched 21 ducklings. Three days later, another hen hatched 10 more. We are loosing this population count for the moment.