Monthly Archives: November 2007

Small World

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North Field Pigs and Rooster around hay bale in SnowWe delivered pigs to the butcher today and the USDA/Vermont (he’s both) inspector was there. He was collecting blood samples from each pig as it went through slaughter. I was curious … Continue reading

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Boar Out

Spot, one of our boars got out of the north field today and headed over to the south field. He must have scented a sow in heat in the south. The wind was backwards. He was chomping and foaming. I … Continue reading

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Meeting Dinner

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Mouse pig snuggled in for a winter snooze.Over on Living Small Charlotte mentioned Heath’s post on Wooly Pigs where someone asked him: “From your posts, you seem committed to producing the highest quality meat for your customers with the best, … Continue reading

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Driveway Snowboarding

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Outdoors: 35°F/19°F 4″ SnowFarm House: 58°F/50°F 1eHMTiny Cottage: 50°F/40°F 1eHM

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Tight Cold Box

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Magnetic refrigerator door seals eventually fail. Refrigerators used to have latches that made sure the door sealed. Bungie cords work great and cut the electric usage back to where it should be. The bungies also serve to remind people to … Continue reading

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A Sledding We Will Go

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Funny how they look stationary in this photo but they had just come down the upper ramp and were moving quite quickly as they shot towards the whey driveway and down its twists to the gate at the road. About … Continue reading

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Morning’s Light

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Morning’s LightApparently Bob won’t be disappointed – It’s going to be a white Christmas after all. Not that I really had any doubts here in Vermont. This is the scene that greeted us this morning with the sun rising on … Continue reading

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First Real Snow 2007

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North Field Pigs Make Trails in New SnowWe’ve been getting dustings for a couple of weeks but last night and today Mother Nature got serious – we got 7″ of snow. I’m not ready…! Last night we had loaded pigs … Continue reading

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Fall Piglets Nursing

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The photo above shows some of the variation in the colors of our pigs. Most of them are white to all white with perhaps a few small markings that I use to visually identify them. But a small percentage of … Continue reading

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One Year Construction Pan

Above is a panorama of our farm at the one year construction anniversary for the Tiny Cottage. I had meant to include that before but hadn’t had time to finish stitching the images to make this almost 360° view. Click … Continue reading

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