Monthly Archives: May 2006

Newt is Back!

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After a solid week of rain we saw some serious sun. Between rain showers we have been planting and getting new temporary fencing up to divide the south field into paddocks for rotational grazing. More piglets left and more were … Continue reading

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Defunding NAIS

We have a chance to deal a hard blow to the USDA’s plans to tag and track all of our animals. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas has proposed an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill that will block funding of … Continue reading

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Cedar Buds

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62°F/58°F 1.5″ Rain

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Of Tiller Pigs & Weeder Chickens

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Sugar Mountain has great soil for growing maple trees but terrible for gardening. Our soil is shallow, acidic, stoney and the top soil is a very thin (1/8″) organic layer over glacial gravel, sand and granite ledge in most places. … Continue reading

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2007 Farm Bill Open for Feedback

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There is a 2007 Farm Bill Feedback page for the US House Ag Committee. I have just written up a NoNAIS.org storm alert for it. Please visit the storm link and read that. If you own livestock, buy local or … Continue reading

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Spooning

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Everybody needs a talent! 64째F/60째F Sunny Hazy

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Pastured Pigs

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As I mentioned yesterday the hills are alive with the colors of spring which you can see in the background of this photo looking across the south field pasture. The sows greeted us at the upper divider fence hoping we … Continue reading

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Bursting Buds!

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The buds on the trees are finally bursting forth. We lost our snow so early that it seem to take forever for the trees to bud. This weekend the landscape changed color, from grays and the dark greens of the … Continue reading

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The Eagle has Flown

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No photo of today’s subject. I wasn’t fast enough with my camera. A immature bald eagle few north up the south field and right over our heads before turning east and dipping down over the marshes down in the valley. … Continue reading

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More Signs of Spring

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These are the first flowers we see every year. They look like a dandelion but have a scaly stem and some other small differences. I haven’t figured out exactly what they are. Probably just a variation of dandelions. I had … Continue reading

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