Monthly Archives: February 2006

Mystery Photo 20060227

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Out in the fresh snow I see a lot of animal tracks including pigs, sheep, chickens, dogs, cat, mice, bear, ravens and more. This time it was a bit of a puzzler. What could have made these tracks??? When you … Continue reading

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Pig Tickling

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Pig tickling, that is what I’m doing here. They are hoping for a treat and got it. Life is good. 16°F/-8°F, 8″ Snow, Sunny, Windy

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Raven Baiting

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My sweet heart Kita. Ravens are beautiful birds and I love to watch them fly. The piglets and chickens do not. For them the big black birds are a threat. This morning Kita was doing something rather interesting. I’m not … Continue reading

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Weaning Piglets

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This past Monday we weaned most of the piglets from the winter farrowing. Actually, the sows had started weaning the piglets two days earlier which made the process that much easier. The mothers began sleeping in a far garden, moving … Continue reading

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Fax Storm Against NAIS

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I invite you to please visit and read at least the first paragraph. Then contact your local media to help spread the word about NAIS. Write them, email them, fax them, phone them. Tell them to go visit … Continue reading

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Piglet Cuteness

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The piglets are reaching that stage of maximum cuteness which will last for a month or two. This is what Piglet in Winnie the Pooh must have been modeled after. Pink with dark little eyes, perky ears, roly-poly round bodies, … Continue reading

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Feeding Big Dogs

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Cinnamon working out in the field. To guard and herd our livestock we have a pack of large livestock guardian dogs. They average about 80 lbs as adults and are very physically active so they eat a fair bit of … Continue reading

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High Winds

Wow! We’ve had very high winds since Thursday. The storm took out our internet connection. This is the second time this week we’ve been out of touch. I really notice it right now because of all the work I’m doing … Continue reading

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Waiting for Summer

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The gander looks like he is ready to get on with this winter thing and see some real water. The spring that feeds the ice sculpture keeps a rivulet of open water down at the base where the gander is … Continue reading

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Waites River, VT Barn

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This old tractor by the barn is a common sight in the country. There are many varied aged mechanisms, some working and some not, dotting the rural scenery. The barn behind the tractor is the same one from a different … Continue reading

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