Shipping Kickstarters Again!

Pork heading to Louisiana

In the spring I had a problem with some packages of meat getting to warm when they had not been delivered as fast as the mail and FedEx claimed they would be delivered. Especially problematic with the warm weather in southern states. So I stopped shipping to wait until the cold set in again.
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Lucky Pig – Interventions

Kitchen Pig

Someone asked if “a boar they were bottle feeding would be useful as a breeder.”

If you’re bottle feeding him then that makes an automatic no as a breeder. Any animal that requires interventions should not be used as a breeder as you’re possibly, even probably, down grading your herd’s quality. This is especially critical with boars as they can spread their genetics through your entire herd. Instead they should be culled to meat, removing them from your herd’s gene pool.

Some might argue, “Well, maybe the piglet was just unlucky…”
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Fowl Shot

Three Fowl Friends

Three ducks – assuming majority rules. Or maybe this is a trans-speces gander who identifies as a drake – a male duck. The geese run in pairs and this gander didn’t end up with a goose mate so he has spent the past six months hanging out with the lady ducks who don’t have a drake. They seem happy together so who’s to judge…

We just got a nice creamy load of milk for the pigs. They were excited. Receiving it after dark is always extra interesting. It was snowing too which added to the fun.

Today I made dry rub maple bacon as well as some whole boneless shoulders for restaurants to make into pulled pork.

Outdoors: 34°F/28°F Sunny, Cloudy, Windy, Snowy
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/62°F

Daily Spark: What vegan’s don’t realize is that nut milk doesn’t come from cows, it comes from bulls.

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High Hanging Fruit

Apples in Late Fall

The pears have all fallen, feeding piglets who can creep in to where the fruit are on the ground are between fences. The apples are falling too, but more slowly. Fall food for the smaller animals.

Outdoors: 39°F/27°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 63°F/59°F

Daily Spark: Some politicians have come out saying that there is no place for coal in their future political plans. We NEED coal! What is Santa going to give bad people if we don’t have coal for their stockings?

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Letters Never Sent

Letters Never Sent*

I’ve had a number of people who’ve asked why I’ve stopped writing. I actually haven’t stopped writing although I’m definitely writing less in recent time due to increased work load. Apparently there really are only 23 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds in a day – I had been trying to fit sleep in the last 3 minutes and 56 seconds but that wasn’t working since there are not really 24 hours in a day. But I definitely haven’t been publishing many articles here on my blog recently. Mostly simply because I haven’t had time to polish them for release.

There are thousands of articles I’ve written that I haven’t yet published and perhaps another couple thousand that I’ve published in other venues but not yet here on my blog. I continue polishing, researching, outlining and simply thinking about them in some cases. I tend to like having the articles totally ready before I release them into the wild. This means sometimes I’ll set them aside and come back to them days, weeks, months or even years later. In addition to those I have notes for about another 4,000 articles on the topics of pigs, construction, cottage, butcher shop, small farming and such.
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Robbery & Sabotage – REWARD!!!


Updates in comments: 3 of 5 to 8 arrested

Someone sabotaged our field fencing letting many of our pigs out here at Sugar Mountain Farm in Orange, Vermont. Virtually all of the pigs are still on my land and not far from their fields. At this point the vast majority are back in since they tend to stay towards the food source and where they’re familiar.
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Roaster Pig Available 46 lbs

Oven, Butterfly & Spit Roasters

I have a 46 lb roaster pig available now in my on-farm butcher shop cooler. $5/lb + $65 USDA kill so $295 picked up here at the farm. Butterflying is available for $25.

Roaster pigs are available in all sizes. Prices range from $4 to $6 per pound depending on size. Smaller pigs cost more per pound as do very large roasters do to difficulty in handling. See the Roaster Page for details on other sizes up to 200 lbs can be ordered with a three week lead time.
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Pork, Roasters & Porchettas

Pork, Roasters & Porchettas Available

Porchetta Roasts available, spiced, cured, rolled, tied and ready to slow cook in your oven or over a spit. All sizes. Flat roasts, rolled roasts and whole pig roasts. Traditional Italian style porchetta spicing or specialty blends, dry rub maple, kielbasa, bratwurst, farmhouse salt & pepper & more. Pricing starts as low as $25 for a small flat or round porchetta roast and as low as $6/lb for Easy-Carve partially deboned large whole pig porchettas. Let us know what you would like.
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Delivery Delay

A quick note to everyone who buys our Sugar Mountain Farm pork at local stores here in Vermont & New Hampshire:

We had a delivery delay this week and are delivering on Monday of next week. Stores typically put the product out the evening of or day after we deliver so that means you’ll be seeing it on store shelves by Tuesday, August 27th.

Next week on Thursday and Friday (8/29 & 8/30) we’ll be back to our regular delivery schedule.
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Real Meat

Real Food Comes from the Sun.
Grows in the Ground.
Is Eaten by Animals.
Who make Real Meat Real Good.

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