Monthly Archives: August 2009

Zen of Shadow Sticks

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Ben Balancing Stick on Rock at SunsetAfter we had a bonfire this evening and I was done toasting my hot dog I casually flipped my stick up in the air and balanced it almost perfectly still on my finger tip. … Continue reading

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Band of Brothers

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Boars Snoozing in Morning LightFrom left to right that is Spot, Speckles and BigUn in the shade of some brush at the far end of the south field. Speckles is the smallest of the boars, and several years younger. He’s … Continue reading

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Vermont Crime Beat – August 2009

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Hope and FrogPolice LogMontpelier, VT: August 13th, 2009– Dog in middle of road Taylor St.– Vehicle drove into field, turned lights off on Northfield St.– Man talking loudly on Franklin, St.– White dog with brown spots running lose on Park … Continue reading

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Underground Electric

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Trenching for Underground ElectricOur farm is at the end of the line for both phone and electric. For years I have wanted to move the utility pole that is across from our driveway because it is in the way of … Continue reading

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House Jacks

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Bottle JacksWill found these in the attic this week. Twenty years ago I lifted our old farm house up in the air. I raised the roof about five feet and set it down on new walls as well as putting … Continue reading

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Whey Tank Washing

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Whey Tank WashingWith the loads of whey we get for the pigs there is often a little butter or cream mixed in. This is great calories for the pigs, especially in the winter. Extra calories help them keep warm. The … Continue reading

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Empty Nest

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Empty Bird’s NestIn the process of tearing down the shed for our big project we came across a bird’s nest up in the eves. At the time there were baby birds in it so we carefully tore the rest of … Continue reading

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Walls Away

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Tractor Carrying a Shed SectionWe disassembled the old hay shed in sections which we will use to build other hay sheds and animal shelters further up the hill. This is a building that has been moved before and who knows, … Continue reading

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Moon Shot

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Moon ShotWill got this great shot of the Moon by simply holding a camera up to the eye piece of our telescope. We were all very surprised at how well it came out. Outdoors: 82째F/63째F Cloudy, Rain in afternoon, Intense … Continue reading

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Bug Trap

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Night Time Bug TrapNo-See-Ums are tiny bugs that are so small they can fly right through window screens. These are much smaller than the infamous black flies. Unfortunately a No-See-Um bite is nasty, totally out of proportion to their size. … Continue reading

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