Monthly Archives: March 2009

Sleds to Wagons

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Ben, Hope & Hobbs Wagon RacingWith spring here the snow has cleared off of our long sloping driveway so we have switched from sleds to wagons. Above Ben prepares to slam on the foot breaks as Hope steers the rocket … Continue reading

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Spring 2009 Panorama

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Spring 2009 South Field PanoramaSpring is here but we still have a little bit of snow. Above is a panorama of the south field as seen from Coy’s rock. The main breeding herd has wintered. This photo is from a … Continue reading

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Hog Jowls on Toast – Mud Season 2009

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Ben Enjoying Smoked Hog Jowls on ToastWe make a lot of bacon but the demand is so high we almost never eat any. This is an irony like the shoemaker’s children who go barefoot. But hog jowls, while almost the … Continue reading

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Black Ice

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Black IcicleThis one’s for Pablo who asks for more ice carving. It was such beautiful black ice I hated to break it but I absolutely had to. It was the middle of the winter and I wanted to check our … Continue reading

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Hope Chest

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Hope’s SpaceWhen I designed the cottage I had not planned this but Hope discovered a wonderful out of the way space for her under the library desk [1, 2, 3]. After she had been using for a while we built … Continue reading

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Wolfman Love

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Wolf at my Bedroom WindowLili is in heat. I bought her in and as a result Kavi has been hanging out around the cottage, circling, sniffing at the air exchangers making eerie echos up the pipes, peeking in the windows … Continue reading

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Torn Piglets – Portable Sow Hut

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Torn with newborn piglets Torn is an interesting pig. She is very friendly and an excellent mother. She is also torn. She was viciously beat up by another pig when she was little, a mere 200 lbs or so. She … Continue reading

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Mystery Photo – Fridge Ladder

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Hope Ever UpwardI put my latest woodworking project into place and Hope immediately said, “Oh, a new ladder!” I must admit she is right, it does look like a lovely ladder. Even better than the loft ladders we have. But … Continue reading

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Magnetic Moments

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Magnetic Mitten & Knife RackMagnetic knife racks are great. Much cleaner than the drop in racks and they are less likely to nick or dull a knife. The one we’ve used for 20 years down in the old farm house … Continue reading

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Tusks

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BigUn Drinking WheyThat is BigUn, one of our big boars, sucking up some milk at the south whey trough. He and Archimedes* are good buddies but he tries to stay out of his brother Spot’s vicinity. Spot is the dominant … Continue reading

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