Monthly Archives: June 2007

Animal Roll Call

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Two of the animals on our farmKarl over at Pile of Omleys blog suggested a animal roll call in the comments on yesterday’s post here about Petra’s new piglets. 5 boar pigs 44 sow pigs 13 grower pigs ~50 piglets … Continue reading

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Petra Pig’s Pastured Piglets

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This morning Petra Pig farrowed ten fine piglets on the west edge of the far end of the fourth section of the south field. She made a nest in the dirt along the fence line under the shade of a … Continue reading

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Naming Animals

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Blowing Milk BubblesIn the photo above Archimedes, our main boar, is blowing bubbles in the whey tub. He can be a very silly pig. Everyone else stands back respectfully while he has his fun, after all, would you mess with … Continue reading

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Fence Jumpers

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Kavi and Cinnamon Jumping Fences Teaching our dogs to jump fences is not an issue. The trick is teaching them which fences they may jump and which fences they may not jump. Note that I say ‘may’ and not ‘can’. … Continue reading

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Running Piglets

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Blackie’s piglets running in south field brushOutdoors: 70°F/50°F 4″ RainFarm House: 71°F/68°F Cabot runTiny Cottage: 70°F/69°F

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Field and Woods Piglets

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Blackie, our one unrelated gilt, farrowed this past week with the others. It is interesting to note the colors that came out of her mating with Archimedes. Imagine having an 800 lb boyfriend when you only weigh about 250 lbs… … Continue reading

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Dancing Girl

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She’s a dancing girl and never wants the music to stop. Hope above is dancing at a folk dance, that is to say contra dance. All of our kids dance starting in utero, then in our arms, on our back … Continue reading

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Sow Tusks & Warm Weather Busy-ness

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These are the tusks from the upper jaw of the skull of a two year old sow. They’re about 1.5″ long. Pigs like to chew rocks and you can see cracks in the teeth which perhaps resulted from this habit. … Continue reading

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Flop’s New Piglets in Woods

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Above is Flop and her new brood of eight healthy piglets. We have a total of 34 new piglets in the south pasture this week. The weather has been most excellent for farrowing. Flop and Out went into the woods … Continue reading

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Hot Cool Natural Pool

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How many frogs on logs do you see?Count them one, two, three.Sitting in the sun,Playing the beach bum.How many frogs on logs do you see? Think about this before you read on.Click on the photo above for a larger image. … Continue reading

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