Monthly Archives: July 2010

Stop! Panther!

Sorry, no photo today. I wasn’t quick enough. As soon as I saw the panther I reached for my pocket and yelled for Holly to stop the van but by the time my camera was out and I had started … Continue reading

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FMD in our Capital

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Foot & Mouth Disease in our Capital WASHINGTON — Widespread outbreaks of Foot-in-Mouth Disease (FMD) have prompted government officials to shut down all transportation of workers in the tri-state DC metro area in order to prevent this tragic infestation from … Continue reading

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Mellow Wallow Walla

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Pigs Out and Abby Cooling off in South Field Upper Wallow Wallow. It is almost a palindromic word. Wallaw, wollow, wallaw… Rotate it upside down and backwards so it is even more interesting: Mollam, mollom, mallam… Or does that ‘a’ … Continue reading

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Raspberry Bounty

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Black Raspberries The strawberry crop this year was rather disappointing but the raspberries have been fantastic. The fruit started ripening two to three weeks earlier than usual and has been producing very heavily. Ben and Hope have been picking quarts … Continue reading

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Tool Clones

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Drill Gun Parts When we need multiples of a tool I like having them all be the same tool so the parts are interchangeable. Two of these battery operated drills had broken. With the help of the third I disassembled … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Staff

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Jacob’s Staff Flower This is a close up of the flower on the stalk of a Jacob’s Staff (Verbascum thapsus). The leaves are furry in a rosette pattern on the ground and then stalk shoots up as high as eight … Continue reading

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Blackie Piglet Fix

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Blackie Piglets Exploring A piglet fix for those who might be in withdrawal… They hitting that maximum cuteness stage. While Blackie took a swim in the upper pig puddle her piglets explored. The nine of them came over to check … Continue reading

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Fishing in the Fire

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Ben Fishing for Fire What sort of critter do you catch fishing in the coals using a marshmellow for bait? Hmm… Ben caught fire. We build the upper pond to store water for our livestock through the dry months. It … Continue reading

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Pottery Shard

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King’s Plate? Will found this shard of pottery while walking in the fields and woods. It is one of the many found items that we and the pigs turn up in the pastures. As I’ve mentioned several times before[1, 2, … Continue reading

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Sunset Upper Pond

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Upper Pond at Sunset in the East Outdoors: 75°F/55°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 74°F/70°F Daily Spark: “Be excellent to each other.” -Keanu Reeves

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