Monthly Archives: March 2008

Double-Blind Taste Test

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Found ObjectThe pigs dig up a lot of odd things in the fields and gardens. Bottles, farming implements, axe heads, boots and other assorted sundries. The funny part is they don’t dig much – but where they do dig they … Continue reading

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Dump Truck Chicken

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Dump Trucks Passing in the Day…Today while we were working out front the town dump trucks passed by. Well, actually they didn’t pass. That was the problem. Ours is a one lane road. Maybe a lane and a half if … Continue reading

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Goose Eye

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Goose Giving Me the EyeGoose has moved out of Jolie‘s quarters and in with Winnie in the main garden. We had moved Winnie, another of our sows, out of the south field this week as she’s getting close to farrowing. … Continue reading

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Jolie Piglets Sleeping

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Jolie Piglets SleepingAfter her big movie Jolie and the piglets are taking it easy today, snoozing in the sun. Their hay filled shed in the atrium garden opens to the south with the hay shed to the north to block … Continue reading

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Jolie Winter Farrowing

Jolie the Adoptive SowAbove is my latest effort at beating out Hollywood in the cinema. In this movie Jolie’s demonstrating nesting behavior – something I’ve heard quite a few questions about. There are subtitles for those who don’t understand Gruntgorian … Continue reading

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Easter 2008

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Kavi Guarding the SunBehind Kavi is our backhoe sticking up out of the snow. The backhoe is up on top of two pallets. The snow doesn’t seem that deep because we walk up on top of it so it is … Continue reading

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Beautiful Snowy Spring Day

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Our Tiny Cottage in the Big Woods Twas the snow after spring and all through the night,the wind did howl with all of its might.Not a creature was stiring, not even a dog… Our tiny cottage is still deep in … Continue reading

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Winter’s End Snow Pigs

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Kavi Watching North Herd after the StormYesterday there had been liquid snow on the ground in sunny places on the road. I believe they call that ‘ice water’ in some parts. The snow banks were lower. It was a hat … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Days, Dogs and Boys

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Resting From MotionThe other day was warm and I thought that spring was coming but not yet. We just got more snow so no go. Above Will is breaking from morning chores with with some of the dogs. Behind him … Continue reading

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Twisted Grain

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Split Wood – Twisted GrainToday Will and I cut and split more wood for our tiny cottage‘s little woodstove. Two of the logs were maple, one was ash and two were what we know as ironwood but is officially Ostrya … Continue reading

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