Monthly Archives: December 2008

Concrete Whey Trough Pads

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Pouring concrete pad around south whey trough.Pigs, like chickens, horses, cows and sheep, often pee while they drink. This results in the area right around the whey troughs being very muddy, especially in the fall and spring when there is … Continue reading

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Kitchen Pig

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Frosty the Kitchen PigNormally pig’s only enter our kitchen as pork. Occasionally a piglet gets brought in for some hand nursing. Frosty the Kitchen Pig lives in the kitchen of our old farm house. I do not recommend sharing your … Continue reading

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Deep Snows

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Blog Problems with VON – Again If this post is here it means VON has not fixed their problems. I’ve had a bad day. This is a rant. This is not a rant about the USDA, government or technology. This … Continue reading

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Pig Pile

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Pigs Bedding Down in FieldWhile we’ve been working on getting our new greenhouse that will double as winter farrowing and her sleeping space the pigs took matters into their own, er, hands. They opened a couple of bales on the … Continue reading

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Outside My Kitchen Door

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Inquisitive PigletsThis sound of piglets is residing outside our kitchen door in the atrium garden for the winter now that the pastures are buried deep in snow. We got another foot of snow today. It’s looking like a very white … Continue reading

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Gilded Chicken Cage

Ice on Chicken Wire in Morning SunWe woke to a frosted world glittering in the sunlight for the second time in a week. We were fortunate in that we did not lose power like so many people. Perhaps the previous … Continue reading

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Poured – Broken Axle

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Pigs investigating greenhouse construction site.Today we poured the final concrete of the year. Long story. Long day. A broken concrete truck axle made a three hour job take six hours. Life is. I’ll write more soon. In the mean time, … Continue reading

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Wind Swept

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Mother Nature Clearing the DrivewayThe extreme cold on Monday and then the icy rain today have delayed our final pour for the greenhouse. Hopefully the weather tomorrow will be better. The photo above shows the effect of wind on our … Continue reading

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Red Boar Scratching

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Scratching PostApparently the pigs think this is why I have a tractor. Outdoors: 27°F/23°F On & Off Lite SnowFarm House: 52°F/49°FTiny Cottage: 68°F/62°F

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Fire Trucks!

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Green FiretruckThis is a sight I’ve never seen before on our road. Fire trucks! As we were working on the greenhouse we heard them come roaring up the mountain in low gear. I had just thought to myself, “I smell … Continue reading

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