Monthly Archives: September 2009

Blue Heron at Upper Pond

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Great Blue Heron LandingI swear I saw a pterodactyl. That’s what the Great Blue Heron reminds me of with it’s majestic flight. Soaring they’re gorgeous. Landing they’re awkward. We’ve been seeing a lot of this one recently. Above it is … Continue reading

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Fall Foliage 2009

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Hard Core Change of ColorsThis front dumping truck delivered a 10 cubic-yard load of concrete for today’s pour on our Super Insulated Slab. This truck is considerably larger and heavier than the usual rear dump truck’s we’ve been receiving for … Continue reading

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Super Insulated Slab

Animated Footage of Super Insulated Slab Prep√ Sub-slab cured hard,√ Outer and channel forms secured,√ Foam Insulation placed,√ Steel rebar and 661010 Welded Wire Mesh in place and tied,√ Leveling strings strung,√ Leaves changing… We’re ready to pour concrete for … Continue reading

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Breeding Groups

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Shroom Stump Cara asked…It seems you have mostly un-neutered animals, and I love that idea. It also seems you let the pigs pretty much “do their thing” and don’t try to control when they breed. But what about the other … Continue reading

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2009 Fall Equinox Piglets from Torn

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16 Piglets – A Cohort of Many ColorsWith so many sows one would think that there would be piglets born every few days. There aren’t. Rather the sows cluster weeks of lots of piglets being born and then a span … Continue reading

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20092009 Sunflower

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Three Bees Dining at Chez Tiny Cottage SunflowerMy son Will just pointed out that today is 20th of 09 (September) in the millenium 20 and year 09. ergo, 20 09 20 09. Cool! I’ll add to that. At a little … Continue reading

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Slab Play Blox

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Caution: Mimes at WorkHolly and Ben are parging the walls of our new building. They are doing such a good job that I hesitate to tell them about the Emperor’s new clothes. Another View of Blocks on Slab Here’s looking … Continue reading

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Garden Spider

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Garden SpiderHolly found this visitor at the cottage window. It was chilled and very inactive. I believe this beauty is an Araneus also known as a Orb Weaver or Garden Spider. I’ve been googling about trying to find an exact … Continue reading

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Slab One Done

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North End View of Slab OneThis morning we poured the first of the slab layers. No blowouts. Only two small leaks of concrete under the forms along the dirt (~1 or 2 cu-ft) and no collapses. It was a very … Continue reading

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Wired and Stoned at Our Pad

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Slab Form Ready for PourI previously wrote about the tear down of the old building. This past week we’ve been working on the pad forms. Today we got all the steel work wired and lifted up off the insulation with … Continue reading

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