Monthly Archives: July 2009

Trashed the Place!

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Party TimeWe had a big party, being that it’s the end of July, and totally trashed the place. I mean like we knocked out the walls, ceiling fell in, roof blown off, everything. What a party! The geese did not … Continue reading

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Tractor Away

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Tractor and extra BucketThe tractor left on Monday to visit the mechanic. It has been two years and it is starting to feel rather loosey-goosey in the joints. He’ll give it a total overhaul, beyond the routine maintenance I do. … Continue reading

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Electric Parts

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Electric Wire & ConduitWe are installing new electric underground back to the previous pole. This will enable our big 2009 project at the old hay shed. I dug the trench this past weekend. It was on a steep bank which … Continue reading

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Silly Lili

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Silly Lili and the Deviled EggLili is very dainty. I gave her a deviled egg but she was holding it to eat later. This behavior is a little odd since she was the pack Omega for years, the bottom of … Continue reading

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Flip’s Weaners

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Flip’s Weaner PigletsThese piglets are spending very little time with mom these days. Like their sow, Flip, these piglets have short tails. We don’t clip their tails – an intervention that is done some places. Rather they’re born with full … Continue reading

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New Skins

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Granite SkinsThese skins will become pavers around our whey and water feeders. The idea is to reduce the mud. The water will drain off and away. The pigs appreciate all the mud but I would like it to be a … Continue reading

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Bimbo Bakeries

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Sign on door at BakeryI will add no comment… Outdoors: 75째F/54째F Partially SunnyTiny Cottage: 73째F/67째F

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Greenhouse Weaning Creep

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Creepy! Where little pigs can come in but big pigs can’t.In the warm months our sows farrow out in the pastures, typically building a nest of grasses, sticks or stones – just like the three little pig’s story. The photo … Continue reading

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How Does My Garden Grow – Not

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Pretty Pathetic Pumpkin PlantsThe pumpkin plant above should be far larger by now. Almost all of our beans, peas, corn and sunflower seeds rotted in the ground. The tomatoes look like transplants. My father told me this weekend that his … Continue reading

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Cliff Time

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Kavi on CliffKavi’s no fool on the hill. From up on his high perch he can see just about everything and hear even more. He’s a bushy tailed sentry that keeps everyone safe. Outdoors: 74째F/52째F Partially SunnyTiny Cottage: 74째F/70째F

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