Monthly Archives: April 2009

Sugar Mtn Farm on Flu

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Walter & Pigs on Fox 44 News – Click to see video… I got a call yesterday afternoon from reporter Ben Kennedy of Fox44 News in Colchester, VT wanting to interview a pig farmer about the “swine” flu. I started … Continue reading

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Screening

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New Window ScreensWith buggy weather coming it was time to make window screens for the cottage. When we went to the dump, a.k.a. transfer station, last time I spied two perfectly good screens and snagged them. Holly has learned not … Continue reading

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Fresh Goose Egg

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Fresh Goose EggEggs don’t get much fresher than that one. Holly and I were walking up the driveway behind the geese and I said, “Hmm… I haven’t seen any goose eggs yet this year.” Bingo! A goose squatted and laid … Continue reading

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Big Red’s Progression

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Calendar GirlThis is not actually Big Red as a piglet, but another piglet, Brownie, that looked almost exactly like Big Red at the same age. It is quite remarkable how the color of piglets can change as they grow into … Continue reading

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Abby’s Piglets

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Abby ReadyPeople often ask what a sow looks like just before farrowing. Abby, above, farrowed the next day. She is heavily bagged – that means her breasts, all fourteen, are full and hanging with enlarged nipples. She has started to … Continue reading

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Pigs Foot Soup – Mending Fence

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Pigs Foot SoupThat is the start of pig’s foot soup. Actually, it was more of a stew than a soup. One can start with fresh pigs feet but in this case we had some smoked pigs feet which adds a … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass

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Hope studying a Unicorn HornThat is a Unicorn horn that I am holding. Contrary to popular images Unicorn horns are not straight although they do come to a very sharp point. They are a little bit twisted which may account … Continue reading

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Tainted Big Pharma

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Boar Balls on a Cold Winter’s Day Those are a set of bowling ball size ornaments on the back end of a fully equipped north bound boar. With a harem of 30 ladies to keep happy they aren’t just decorations. … Continue reading

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Hay Bale Orientation

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Dinner Plate – Upright Round Hay Bale Tootsie rolls or dinner plates. That’s how my friend Elizabeth described placing round hay bales. Oriented upright like in the photo above the pigs tear down the bale in about a day. A … Continue reading

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This Little Piggy Didn’t Go to Market

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Will Feeding Black BeardThis little piggy didn’t go to market. He thought he wanted to but Black Beard, no reference to the pirate, is a boar pig who has been excitedly wanting to load every week for months. He would … Continue reading

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