Monthly Archives: June 2010

Brassica Browse

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Brassica Tops Among the things we planted this spring and last fall in the new fields are Dwarf Essex Rape and a type of kale. These make excellent fast growing forages. This time of year the pigs eat the leaves … Continue reading

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My Garden Grows – Post #1,001

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Cottage Planters – Spring 2010 By the way, yesterday’s aerial map article is post #1,000 on my Sugar Mountain Farm blog. A bit of a milestone. Comments are at 7,096. I have 425 posts that are drafts. They’re written and … Continue reading

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Sugar Mountain Farm on the Map

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Sugar Mountain Farm Field Cut 2009 We’re on Google Maps! I just noticed that Google Maps have been updated with a more current photo of our farm. The previous ariel photo was almost a decade old. We’re out in the … Continue reading

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Piglet Trip Accommodations

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Piglets Ready to Ride It’s piglet season and we’re filling orders for June piglets to the people who placed reserves. Sometimes piglet buyers come all the way out to our farm, a bit of a drive. Sometimes the piglets go … Continue reading

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Play Smile

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Katya and Hanno It’s just a play smile but there are a lot of teeth there and at one point she grabbed his whole head. Just fooling around though… Outdoors: 63°F/43°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 69°F/66°F Daily Spark: Eat good food … Continue reading

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Dining with the Queen

I have no photo since it would have been rude to pull out a camera. I wouldn’t want her to think I was a paparazzi despite how I act like that with the piglets. For dinner we had barbecued spare … Continue reading

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Tree Fall

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Tree Down There’s the old puzzle about, “If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there does it make a sound?” Well, the other morning we were working and heard a distant crash boom. “There,” I said, “I … Continue reading

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Swimmingly

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Tractor Swim Will couldn’t resist getting this photo of the tractor going for a cool swim on a hot day as he was helping me adjust Mystery Pond. Our green machine looks like an elephant. Me Mahout or Tarzan? Hmm… … Continue reading

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Seven Silly Sister Sows

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Lois Lane In the last twenty-four hours we’ve had seven sows farrow, six in the south herd and one in the north herd. I would not be surprised if that many pop again in the coming week. Piglets are everywhere … Continue reading

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Three Musketeers

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Holly, Hope, Hanno, Sirius & Kit In the last three years we have lost five of our adult livestock guardian herding dogs. This has seriously depleted our pack. Last fall Katya was born. This spring we welcomed Kit (in Hope’s … Continue reading

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