Robbery & Sabotage – REWARD!!!

REWARD FOR INFORMATION
ON ROBBERY & SABOTAGE AT
SUGAR MOUNTAIN FARM
IN ORANGE, VERMONT

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.

Dealing with this is taking our total focus to rebuild the fences and get the pigs back in. It may take me two weeks to which is going to cause an interruption in deliveries to stores and restaurants that buy our pork. Once the pigs are secured back on their pastures we’ll start fresh on butchering meat and deliveries which will take one more week. I’m expecting to do the next delivery to stores and restaurants in Vermont & New Hampshire the week of 9/18.

Furthermore we were robbed on Friday 8/23 at 4:50pm by five people in three vehicles – a small red car, a large black pickup truck and a smaller black pickup truck. The robbery and the fence sabotage may be linked to an ex-employee who had previously stolen a pig that was recovered by the state police. Clearly the robbers had insider information and knew exactly what they were doing and looking for as well as knowing when when nobody was here. They took a thousands of dollars in expensive tools, my welders and may have stolen meat too. I have not fully inventoried the losses yet. I have reported to this to the Vermont State Police and am giving them the recordings from my video surveillance cameras plus objects that the thieves handled bared handed so the police can get finger prints. Hopefully the police will be able to catch the thieves. We have very good face shots as well as excellent images of the vehicles that may aid in presecution.

Thieves at the door & Vehicles
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If you recognize any of these people or vehicles, have any information about this robbery, the fence sabotaging or the other sabotage and theft that has gone on please contact Trooper Mathew Nadeau at the Vermont State Police 802-229-9191. I am offering a reward of one whole pig of pork (delivered all at once or as monthly boxes) for information leading to the capture and conviction of this ring of robbers and saboteur.

This is extremely frustrating and has already cost me many thousands of dollars. Insurance won’t cover this so this is all out of my pocket but we shall persevere and get past this so we can bring you excellent pork products cut here in our own on-farm butcher shop.

Sincerely
Walter Jeffries
Sugar Mountain Farm, LLC
in Orange, Vermont

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The lovely couple again soon to be off on their honeymoon in separate jail cells…

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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.

Smaller sizes are shippable up to about 46 lbs or so – typically $100 to $200 for shipping depending on weight and distance. Email me with your zip code and I can give you a shipping quote with the specially insulated box.

You can pickup at the farm or get delivery along our weekly route n Vermont for $15. I-89 from Barre to Montpelier, Plainfield, Hardwick, Stowe, Burlington, I-91 from Bradford to Brattleboro and also up to Hardwick and Cabot and some weeks up to Saint Johnsbury.

Contact me at walterj@SugarMtnFarm.com to order.

I also make porchetta rolls and easy carve pigs where the bones are removed except the skull and foretrotters for presentation – available head off if you prefer and then the roast is sewn and tied for cooking in an oven, on a spit or grill. This is a flat $200 price per pig. The final weight will be lower due to the removal of the bones. If you like I can stuff it with additional pork or sausage of your choice for $5/lb. A very elegant and delicious centerpiece for family reunions, wedding and other gatherings.

Outdoors: 76°F/58°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/65°F

Daily Spark: Someone said that talking about religion or politics is difficult but we need to have civil discourse on these topics. My response was… I would like to talk with you about imaginary numbers and calculus. I realize this is a difficult topic for some people to discuss but it is important.

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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.

CSA Pork Boxes starting at $80 per 20 lb box with discounts for subscriptions with weekly or monthly options. Farmers Basket, High-on-the-Hog, Pick-of-the-Pig and Oddments selections available.

Roasters Pigs of all sizes $4 to $6/lb + $65 USDA processing ready to cook.
Available in sizes from small oven to large spit roasts.
Butterfly option available $25.
Shippable up to about 45 lbs.

Whole, Half & Quarter Pigs cut to your specifications $4 to $6/lb + $65 USDA slaughter & $165 butchery includes some sausage and smoking. Wide sausage selection available along with corn pork, salt pork and dry rub maple bacon. Easily shippable in ~40 lb boxes.

For full pricing and details see the Ordering Page.
Paypal & checks accepted.

Available year round direct from the farm and at local stores & restaurants in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Delivery on our weekly route (+$15), pickup at the farm and shipping nationwide available – email me your zip code and what you would like to order to ask for quote. Depending on distance shipping is about $50 to $150 per 45 to 50 lb box plus about $25 each for the special insulated boxes which are reusable.

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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.

There is still time to order roaster pigs for September and October events. For details see on the Roaster Page.

You can also get whole pigs, half pigs, quarter pigs and CSA boxes as one time and multi-box orders to fit your schedule year round. See details on the Order Page.

Pickup at the farm, delivery along our weekly route and shipping nationwide are available.

Have a great weekend and enjoy this wonderful weather!

-Walter Jeffries
at Sugar Mountain Farm

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Try this:
1) Google Wizard of Oz
2) click on the red slippers (on the right)
3) then click on the tornado!
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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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Roaster Pig Available 47 lbs


Oven, Butterfly & Spit Roasters

I have a 47 lb roaster pig available now in my on-farm butcher shop cooler. $5/lb + $65 USDA kill so $300 picked up here at the farm.

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.

Smaller sizes are shippable up to about 40 lbs or so – typically $100 to $200 for shipping depending on weight.

You can pickup at the farm or get delivery along our weekly route n Vermont for $15. I-89 from Barre to Montpelier, Plainfield, Hardwick, Stowe, Burlington, I-91 from Bradford to Brattleboro and also up to Hardwick and Cabot.

Contact me at walterj@SugarMtnFarm.com to order.

I also make porchetta rolls and easy carve pigs where the bones are removed except the skull and foretrotters for presentation – available head off if you prefer and then the roast is sewn and tied for cooking in an oven, on a spit or grill. This is a flat $200 price. A very elegant and delicious centerpiece for family reunions, wedding and other gatherings.

Outdoors: 82°F/62°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/65°F

Daily Spark: I come from a large family. Eight kids including one foster sister. Politically correct liberals would make derogatory comments to my parents and say things to the effect, “Don’t you know about contraception!?!” My parents would reply, “Oh, yes, we figured that out after #7! We switched from a plastic cup to paper cups in the bathroom. No more babies!” The joke, on the nasty person, is that BOTH of my parents are not only doctors but family physicians and have delivered thousands of babies as well as talked to probably tens of thousands of young people about birth control. My parents simply liked having a large family. I agree.

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How to Cook a Planet with Encryption

On Jul 18, 2019, at 6:02 PM, Dawn C. wrote:

Walter,
Why does your website warn me about an invalid security certificate when I go to your website?
Thanks!
Dawn Carroll

It’s not my website doing the warning but rather your browser.

The powers that be want everyone to switch from HTTP to HTTPS which uses encryption. That wastes a little more electricity every time you browse a web site causing the overall temperature of the planet to rise because your computer’s CPU and the web server CPU both must encrypt and decrypt the messages.

Any single instance of this is insignificant. But here is where it gets interesting… Hundreds of trillions of HTTPS connections a day should cause a 6.7°C rise in worldwide temperatures by the year 2050 completely offsetting all efforts to reduce global warming.

Of course, it is not a conspiracy, it is just idiocy on the part of the powers that be (Google, etc). Web sites like mine do not need security certificates or encryption. Forcing it down our throats just wastes CRU.

Dumb.

-Walter

Don’t ask me where I get these numbers. Sometimes, just for the hell of it, and to offset all the good science I offer, I just make up a number. Scary part is that when I do that I’m usually right.

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Little Bird Magic

Little bird, little bird…

When I came in the house after work this evening I heard a soft sound, almost like water dripping. I finally found it, there was a little bird up in the cottage front loft trying to fly out the window and beating it’s wings against the screen. I think it was a young sparrow. I gently caught it and carried it down the ladder and then outdoors.

Then I did a magic trick for the dogs who were watching me carefully… I showed them my empty hands signing “all-gone / empty / nothing” and then gently flung my hands up and away from me… Presto! A bird appeared out of nowhere and flew away. The dogs thought that was very funny!​ They can be quite easily amused and are a great audience.

The dogs open and close the doors to go in and out of the cottage and I think that occasionally a bird follows them in. This has happened before. The birds tend to go to the light which makes them easier to catch and release back into the sky where they belong.

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Roaster Pigs Available


Oven, Butterfly & Spit Roasters

Roaster pigs are available in all sizes. Prices range from $4 to $6 per pound depending on size.

Smaller sizes are shippable up to about 40 lbs or so – typically $100 to $200 for shipping depending on weight.

You can pickup at the farm or get delivery along our weekly route n Vermont for $15. I-89 from Barre to Montpelier, Plainfield, Hardwick, Stowe, Burlington, I-91 from Bradford to Brattleboro and also up to Hardwick and Cabot.

Contact me at walterj@SugarMtnFarm.com to order.

See the Roaster Page for details on other sizes up to 200 lbs can be ordered with a three week lead time.

I also make porchetta rolls and easy carve pigs where the bones are removed except the skull and foretrotters for presentation – available head off if you prefer. A very elegant and delicious centerpiece for family reunions, wedding and other gatherings.

Outdoors: 66°F/49°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/65°F

Daily Spark: The past guides the future through the present.

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SMF Bacon on a Stick by Berdas at Champlain Valley Fair


Berda’s at the Fair

Each week we supply Berda’s Restaurant (on Facebook) in Essex Center, Vermont with our famous uncured dry rub maple bacon which we make with real Vermont maple syrup and Berda’s features in many of their delicious dishes. Very tasty!
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