Monthly Archives: October 2010

Halloween 2010

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Ben, Hope and Will Dressed up for Halloween Even with construction (yes, it is happening!) and preparations for winter we still got in time to make costumes. Halloween is a big creative time at our house between pumpkin carving and … Continue reading

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New England Church

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Classic Church Photo This is a classic image, the New England white clabboard church with spire located in West Topsham, VT. As Snoopy might have written, “It was a dark and gloomy day…” This allowed the details in the clouds … Continue reading

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Prize Winning Produce

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Clown Potato Mutants siblings separated at birth? What ancestry could possibly produce such a silly face. Flip it up side down and the clown changes from happy to sad. Hope saw this clown face in the potato when she was … Continue reading

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Apple Pickings

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Apples Drying We had a nice apple crop off of the few trees near the house including those we planted and the one old apple tree. The green ones are from the ancient tree and the red ones from a … Continue reading

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Launch Tubes

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Launch Tubes You may remember our space journey of 2009 when we used our wood fired rocket to launch our tiny cottage up into outer space, around the moon and all the way to Mars. There was a bit of … Continue reading

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Spot Out

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Spot is Dead – Long Live the King! Spot was our head boar at Sugar Mountain Farm for an extended period. He took over from Archimedies. Spot was the biggest, toughest, sharpest tusked kid on the blog. He was gentle … Continue reading

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Torn Piglets – Tail of the Pig

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Torn, Piglets, Kit and Hope Piglet peeping time. This is Torn and her piglets enjoying a nesting spot in the new upper pastures that we’re reclaiming. It’s pretty rough up there right now but they’re gradually changing the land from … Continue reading

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Earth Shakes Galaxy Overhead

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Back End of the Galaxy We heard a loud, low roar and ran out to look straight up as the Galaxy passed directly over our heads. I almost swear I could count the rivets. I had to look side to … Continue reading

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Late Raspberries

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Late Raspberries Hope and I were walking up on the plateau pasture the end of September and spied these very late raspberries. We ate them. We ate a lot of them. We should have saved the seeds because those are … Continue reading

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Making Yogurt

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Yogurt Barrel Prep We make yogurt time to time to add to our whey tanks. Yogurt is good for digestion, in people and pigs. To make the yogurt we sterilize some buckets with hot water and bleach. We then draw … Continue reading

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