I hope that's not inappropriate and I apologize if it is. Please let me know if it's an issue. Anyway. These green tomatoes are set for TWO WEEKS to ferment similarly as you would with sauerkraut (which I really don't care for). Anyway. They're greenish, very garlicky, fennelly and I'm looking forward to the THREE GALLONS I made and are in the fridge. I need to butcher ~4 pigs (no, I won't butcher just part of a pig) and I'm planning on putting some of these in the grind to make sausage. Should be curious. And good. Pepperoni-y and still green. They're pretty good chopped on pizza... The one batch I didn't have as much fennel and they taste like green olives. Yes. They. Do.
In the below pic, the duck in the foreground has spread tail feathers. She's been sitting on non-viable eggs. When Muskovy ducks go broody like that, they spread their tail feathers. Not sure why, probably something to do with protecting ducklings. Her eggs were no good so I bought the drake (the duck standing sideways that's mostly brown near her) so next year we should have some ducklings. When Muskovies get broody, they also "peep" quite a bit. Muskovies are mostly silent as adults except for hissing. They don't quack like normal ducks - they're kind of not even true ducks - they're more like geese. They have quite a nice amount of very dark, beef-like breast meat. All in all? I like them.