Monthly Archives: April 2010

Delivery Sequencing

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Delivery & Pickup Route – Backhauling Route as it was written in 2010 at article writing. (Click For Big Picture) Updated route not showing slaughterhouse. Peter wrote: A few question about your delivery-logistics: You wrote, you drop off pigs and … Continue reading

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Hand Cart

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Hand CartThe key to getting the job done and saving your back, hands, arms, shoulders, knees, etc is having the right tools. Levers, incline planes, the wheel and such. This simple hand cart is a big back saver around the … Continue reading

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Full Loads

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Return of the PomaceAn empty cargo van is a sad sight. It uses almost the same amount of gas to run empty as to run full. To eliminate this problem we combine trips. For example, we’ll drop off pigs, pickup … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Crow

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Crow in TreeI believe this is a crow and now a raven despite its large size. The two are hard to tell apart and I wonder if they bother. This looks to have the rounded tail and straight beak of … Continue reading

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April Snow Showers

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Cottage in Blanket of April SnowYesterday I was speaking with someone on the phone and mentioned that virtually all of our snow was finally melted. He said where he was it had been gone for a month. Then this morning … Continue reading

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Still Running

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80% of Toyota’s Still on the the RoadThat is a very sad sign. The fact that this car dealer, who’s identity I’ll marginally protect, would put up such a sign shows a great deal of defensiveness over the 10 million … Continue reading

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Van Runs

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Running EngineSee our van run.Run, van, run!Keep on running!Run far, run long!See van run! That is the engine of our extended body ford cargo van with the interior shroud off. Below it you can see the muddy dirt road blurring … Continue reading

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Goose Eggs

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Tablets of Easter EggsKeeping with the theme of geese, eggs and piglets this is a basket of a dozen goose eggs. One dozen goose eggs is two liters of scrambled eggs. A giant omlette. Hope and I blew all twelve … Continue reading

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Goose & Pigs

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Goose on PigAnd you thought I was joking about pig eggs… No, these are not mates, not in the reproductive sense. In fact, this goose and these two sows don’t even really hang out together much although our original goose … Continue reading

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Ditched

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Tires in DitchPeople leave us presents. Rather than tossing them in the ditch so far from our home it would be nice if they were to instead neatly stack the tires at the end of our driveway. This would save … Continue reading

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