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

Found on the Internet:
Try this:
1) Google Wizard of Oz
2) click on the red slippers (on the right)
3) then click on the tornado!
Let me know if it worked for you!

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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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Wanted: A Few Good Bitches


Kavi watching from on high.

Our large pack has six generations and almost 30 years of history guarding and herding our livestock, protecting our animals from local predators, eating small pests like mice and living the good life here on Sugar Mountain. We are looking for one or two good young bitches to join our pack to enjoy the good life and mother the next generation – pups, adolescents or adult ladies.
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New USDA Inspected Brochure

With our upgrade on May 1st to USDA Inspected I’ve spent some time upgrading our brochures, order forms and other literature to reflect our change in inspection status. Here’s the new brochure.

I’ve also been working on getting our more complicated recipes and accompanying labels approved. Labels that make claims, such as “Uncured Bacon” for example, are required to go through the FSIS LSAS approval process at the USDA. So many acronyms!
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Demo of Bacon, Salt Pork & Sausage at City Market South in Burlington


Demo of Bacon, Salt Pork & Sausage at City Market South

Today we’re doing a demo and tasting of our dry rub uncured Maple Bacon, Salt Pork & Sausage at City Market South in Burlington, Vermont. Come on by and taste the bacon!

Outdoors: 41°F/68°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/59°F

Daily Spark: Oxygen is like chocolate. It isn’t necessary but it sure makes life more pleasant.

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