Monthly Archives: March 2010

Tank Cleanout

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Lower Whey TanksOur pig’s diet consists of about 90% pasture and hay depending on the season plus about 7% dairy. The remainder is apples, pumpkins, beets, turnips, mangels, sunflowers, sunchokes and other veggies. Occasionally we get a little boiled barley … Continue reading

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Wild Ducks

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Mallard Pair on Upper PondThis past week I heard many flights of geese headed north. One set we managed to call down to the marshes below us in the valley. Then this morning while I was doing morning chores in … Continue reading

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Piglet Paparazzo

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I feel like a paparazzi with all these piglets popping out all over the place. They’re everywhere! Since piglets often are piled on top of each other the photos don’t give the full variety of colors in each litter but … Continue reading

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Perimeter Walk

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New Field MapWednesday Hope and I took a long walk. According to the GPS unit, below, she walked 12 kilometers and I walked 29 kilometers. The ratio fits as she had cut across back to the house at about the … Continue reading

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Sugar Snow

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Harp PegsWe woke to a half inch dusting of snow in the morning and it continued to fall gently all day with just occasional spots of sun. With the snow came more piglets. One sow made a nest in the … Continue reading

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Firewood 2009-2010

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2009 – 2010 Winter Firewood UsageIn the past I had measured our firewood usage in log units because in the old house that was the easy way to do it. In the cottage we have a neat 1/24th cord measure … Continue reading

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Sunrise on Hill

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Sunrise through TreesI caught the sun just as it cleared the actual rock of the mountain but before it was above the trees. This view is looking east towards New Hampshire across our south field as I was checking litters … Continue reading

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Piglet Population Explosion

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Sweetie with new pigletsPiglets are bursting out like buds all over the place. Our pig population shot up 25 today. Five more sows are looking like their ready to pop. They have begun nesting and lactating. Sweetie, pictured above, is … Continue reading

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Meat Cut Butcher Classes

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Master Butcher Cole WardIn preparation for opening our own butcher shop we have spent eighteen months apprenticing with master butcher Cole Ward. He is the butcher at Green Top Market in Morrisville, VT. This April and May he is offering … Continue reading

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Mystery Photo – Pi Day

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How OddIn celebration of Pi Day we have a mystery photo. What could it be? Who created this art? How was it created? Update: After leaving your ideas in comments go see here to find out more about this, er, … Continue reading

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