Monthly Archives: June 2008

Tipped House

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Tipped House in Plainfield, VTOn the way to do a Certified Naturally Grown inspection of a farm in Plainfield Holly spotted this most interesting looking house that appears to have tipped over. After finishing we went back and took a … Continue reading

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Economic Stimulus Package

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Flo’s PigletsI saw this in the new today: WASHINGTON (AP) – The millions of economic stimulus payments gave a massive jolt to household finanances in May, sending after-tax incomes up by the largest amount in 33 years.–AP News Was Mr. … Continue reading

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Green Beans Parable

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Sunset on Rt-302 in Orange, Vermont Years ago over dinner an older couple once told us a story about green beans… Once upon a time, long ago, in the distant mists of memory, in a house very close to us, … Continue reading

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New Chick

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Buff Orpington x Americauna ChickBen is the collector of eggs. Or, as the birds call him, Voler, Voler! He has been leaving one egg with a hen and got a surprise last week which he posted about over on his … Continue reading

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Vermont Whale Tales

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Whales TailsWe often see wildlife while making our weekly deliveries of fresh pork to restaurants and stores. This week I caught a photo of two Vermont whales diving in a pasture by the road. This is along I-89 up near … Continue reading

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Mother Goose

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Mother Goose with Chicken EggsGoose does not have a gander so she lays infertile eggs in the lovely nest she built on the atrium wall. I have been gradually replacing her dud eggs with fertile chicken eggs in the hope … Continue reading

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Coolers

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Kavi Guards Pigs on Final JourneyWe raise pastured pigs and deliver weekly to local stores and restaurants. We have a large commercial chest freezer in our van (20 cu-ft?). The van chest freezer is the type with sliding glass doors … Continue reading

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Poultry Netting for Pigs

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Poultry Netting with Bottom Ends Clipped Several times I’ve recommended using electrified poultry netting with pigs to do managed rotational grazing and said “clip the leads to the bottom two wires.” The problem with poultry netting is that the pigs … Continue reading

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Need a Lift?

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Sports Car Getting JackedWhen we were getting gas I saw this interesting sight. Some how I don’t think it will save gas to tote one’s sports car with a John Deer loader… :) While it is only theoretical I’ll file … Continue reading

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Fridge Find

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Fridge InstalledI have been contemplating buying a new smaller fridge for our tiny cottage. I didn’t want to spend the money because I plan to build my own super efficient refrigerator. On the other hand, we need something until then … Continue reading

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