Monthly Archives: June 2009

Cottage Stone Step

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Tiny Cottage Stone Step Something old,Something new,Something white,Something blue… It doesn’t look like much in this photo but the massive split granite step at the front door of our tiny cottage is from the front door old farm house. Does … Continue reading

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Geese On the Hill

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Fools on the HillThe geese mow the grass around our cottage. While attending to their work they peek down into our cottage windows from the vantage there up on the cliff to the south west, spying on us as we … Continue reading

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Cow Deer

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Heifer & Fawn at Appleton FarmThese are not at our farm but rather a bit down the valley from us. Apparently a fawn has bonded with a herd of cows. From what I’ve heard the government has told the farmer … Continue reading

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Ladybug Leaf

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Lovely LadybugToday the Summer Solstice Sun shone straight in past the front pillars of our tiny cottage. The shade edge was at the kissed the shelf such that the heat of the day is kept at bay. All by design. … Continue reading

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Kill Deer

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KillDeerToday as I was checking fence lines in the north field I saw two killdeer flitting around the new terraces. Perhaps they have a nest in the dirt bank there. The photo above is one I got of a killdeer … Continue reading

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Tree Hugger

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Tree Hugger HollyWe have been working on marking for clearing of new pastures. This is a long process which we began last year. I was supposed to have the marking done last fall but there were delays, as happens. Primarily … Continue reading

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Hay Shed Roof Going

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Hay Shed RoofWill, Hope and Holly are working on removing the roof of the hay shed. Weaner pigs had wintered in the south end of it which is open to the atrium on the right side of the photo outside … Continue reading

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Five Fresh Farrowings

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Blue LadyBlue Lady, one of our sows, chose a steep hillside nesting space to birth this past week. She along with four other sows farrowed in this lovely warm weather. Two of the five chose steep hillsides, something of which … Continue reading

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Bathroom Arch Planted

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I have finally gotten around to putting green growing things in the planter under the arch in the bathroom of our tiny cottage. It had looked rather barren, and accumulated junk, without plants in it. Now we have more green … Continue reading

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Bag O’ Rubber Bands

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Big Bag of Rubber BandsHolly’s holding a big bag of elastics. The bag is heavy enough she can barely lift it and she’s a strong woman. Why, oh, why would we ever have so many rubbers? Well, years ago we … Continue reading

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