Monthly Archives: August 2007

Dining at the Chef’s Table

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A couple of nights ago I came in from working outside and checked phone messages to discovered that Holly and I had been invited to dine at the chef’s table at the Chef’s Table for a wine tasting dinner. Gulp! … Continue reading

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First Fall Foliage 2007

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This tree’s feeling a little stressed out. It turned colors a bit early, probably a month and a half ahead of most trees. So why so stress? The sheep chewed on it. Their bite was worse than it’s bite. Outdoors: … Continue reading

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Dog House Slab

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Yesterday I talked about the arch tests we’ve been doing. While all this arch testing was going on I made two large tiles which are to become the bases of the previously mentioned dog houses. The tiles are also tests … Continue reading

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August Arch Tests

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Dog House Arch FormIn the photo above my son Will is washing bricks we’ll use to build a masonry arch on the front door of a dog house. A fancy dog house it is with insulated concrete walls, a barrel … Continue reading

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Chelsea Vermont Recreation

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There is an old joke about the Creator having located the recreational facility next to the waste disposal area. In Chelsea, Vermont that is exactly what they did – look past the tree… It is a town I have long … Continue reading

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Hanging Around

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14 Month Old Boar Meat The above is meat from a 14 month old boar. The meat was great and even better after hanging for a week. This winter we slaughtered a four year old sow. She was tender and … Continue reading

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Econoline Mileage

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This morning we fill up our second tank of gas on the 1996 Ford Econoline van. Using the gallons between the two gasoline fills and the mileage I now have an measure of the miles per gallon we’re getting on … Continue reading

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Bone Eaters

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I’ve often been asked if pigs can eat meat. The question comes both from, will they naturally pursue chickens and can one feed them the slaughter remains of chickens – something many people have after putting the poultry in the … Continue reading

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New Econoline Van

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Tiny Cottage, New Van, Old VanWe have a new van. Our souped up 1993 Dodge Caravan SE, the closer one in the photo above, has served us well trucking ever so many tons of cheese, milk and pigs to market … Continue reading

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Mystery Cooking

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My, my! What happened here?!?We opened the pot and what have we got!?! Leave ideas in comments… Tuesday Outdoors: 7°F/57°F SunnyFarm House: 76°F/59°FTiny Cottage: 70°F/68°F

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