Monthly Archives: October 2008

Halloween 2008

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Hope, Ben & Will Halloween 2008 CostumesThis year Hope was a cheetah and her brothers Ben & Will were a Ringwrath on it’s demon horse from Lord of the Rings. Halloween is a big creative project around here. Planning goes … Continue reading

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Jack-o-lanterns 2008

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Will’s Jack-o-Lantern Attacked by a Monster Ground HogThe Waites River General Store holds an annual pumpkin lighting. Will’s pumpkin was a very spooky regular-Joe that had been grabbed by a monster ground hog and pulled into it’s lair. Hope’s Self-Portrait … Continue reading

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Real Snow

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Pigs on SnowThose are some small grower pigs in the distance up among the brush of the north field. The taste of snow we got the other day was just a foreshadowing. Last night we got about two inches of … Continue reading

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Dark Stripes

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Dark Striped PigThe dark striped piglet is the daughter of one of our white sows and the son of a particularly fine looking red boar who we were testing. The red boar came out of highly prolific Blackie crossed with … Continue reading

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Pig Courtship

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Boar Foaming at the MouthOn the left is a gilt who’s being checked out by a young boar on the right. A lady smells very special when she is in that special time of the month, e.g., ovulating, in heat, … Continue reading

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Cutting Hay

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Walter Cutting Hay with a ChainsawWe buy hay since our fields are more amenable to pasture due to their slope and outcroppings of rocks. Most of the hay we buy is in the form of large round bales which are … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Footer Stripped

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New Greenhouse Footers – Click for Larger ViewYesterday I stripped the forms from the new greenhouse’s footers. They have had a little over a week to cure. Ben’s been keeping the concrete wet with frequent sprayings of water. The wooden … Continue reading

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Torn Nesting

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Torn in her new digsWith the rain and wet snow we’ve had these past few days I opened up a farrowing nursery to Torn, one of the sows in the north field. During the warm months they farrow out in … Continue reading

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Fallen Fall Foliage

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Floored FoliageOur mountains have lost their fall coat of colors. The foliage crackles under our feet as we walk across the fields. Grass is getting scares out in the paddocks and I’ve begun putting out round bales of hay for … Continue reading

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Arial Surveillance

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Red Tailed Hawk SoaringIt was a windy day as this spy flew gracefully over our farm, rising up from the marsh pines on thermals, across the south field and down the valley. We see hawks time to time. They watch … Continue reading

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