Monthly Archives: February 2007

Mouse Piglets

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I bet you didn’t know a Mouse could have piglets. One of our sows is named Mouse. Not because she was small, although she was, but because she has a picture of Mickey Mouse tattooed on her shoulder and her … Continue reading

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Reminder: Comment on NAIS

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Now is the time to make comments on the USDA’s National Animal Identification System (NAIS). For details see the original post on this which contains the links. If my math is right the comment period ends February 28th, 2007. Don’t … Continue reading

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Little Lady Lili’s Lookout

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New revisions on the Meat Label and business card version created. Comments welcome. Outdoors: 22°F/18°F Sunny, CalmFarm House: 56°F/52°F four logsTiny Cottage: 53°F/46°F no work

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All Work and No Play…

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Ben & Holly TobogganingToday was a fun day. Snowboarding, sledding and play with another family who came to visit for the afternoon. Beautiful sunny weather, crisp snow and fun friends on the farm. Our long driveway up to the whey … Continue reading

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Animal Farm goes to the Dogs

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Saturn loving his work.We have a pack of large Livestock Guardian Dogs also known as LGDs. They keep down the pests by hunting and eating the local wild life including mice, snakes, coon, coyotes, etc. The dogs keep the larger … Continue reading

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Window Plastic Vent Holes

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We have always (my that’s a long time) used plastic on the windows of our old farm house to help keep the warmth in through the winter. About 15 years ago I realized that if I put a small hole … Continue reading

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Frost Through the Walls

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That right there is a cold corner. I had not quite gotten the insulation right on the north east corner of the tiny cottage down near the floor. During the deep cold and high winds of a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Lynx to Vermont

No photo today because I can’t catch phantoms on film – this is symbolic. According to a news story Vermont officials have confirmed there are Canadian Lynx in Vermont. This isn’t news to those of us out in the woods. … Continue reading

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Dam Hard Freeze Ice Sculpture

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Anyone up for some climbing? That is a photo of our 2007 Winter Ice Sculpture contest winner. I did this one in my free time. Just kidding… That’s the Bradford Mill Falls in Bradford, Vermont – the dam frozen over. … Continue reading

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New Meat Label

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Meat Label version Business Card version Original Post First – Updates Below Up until now we have sold direct to customers but I have been getting many requests from restaurants and stores for pastured pork. Selling wholesale means some different … Continue reading

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