Monthly Archives: November 2010

Taking a Bath

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Kavi Not Very Happy Kavi looks how I feel. Not very happy. I feel like I just got scrubbed over or something. More troubles with my web hosting service as many of you noticed over the last few days. Email … Continue reading

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Tractor Pillow

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Tractor Pillow Years ago someone dear made me this pillow. The bit of embroidery says: Tractor Owner’s Motto Never let on that your tractor’s great fun. This secret we keep from our love ones and friends. So wipe off that … Continue reading

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Yellow Flower

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A Spot of Color – Click for the Big Picture The color seems to be draining out of the world as we move into late fall towards winter. Greys and dull browns are dominating the view in the few remaining … Continue reading

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Kale and Hardy Rape

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Athena Rape This year we broadcast frost seeded Siberian Rape (ruffled leave not shown) and Athena Kale (smooth leave above) among other things into both the new pastures that used to be forest and the old pastures. The kale and … Continue reading

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Hair Spray

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Painting Pigs No, it is not a sudden urge to do graffiti. These are not designer pigs of many color coats. We are just keeping track of who has been seen in the milling crowd. When we count pigs we … Continue reading

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Pig Stain in the Wood

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Pig Stain at Rest Will saw this interesting stain in the wood of a concrete form. It looks like a pig resting on its side, sleeping peacefully. Outdoors: 67°F/27°F Rain in the AM, Mostly Cloudy Tiny Cottage: 66°F/59°F New Cottage … Continue reading

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Burdock Graveyard

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Burdock Graveyard Dead burdock fruit at the Plainfield Food Coop in Plainfield, Vermont. They carry our meat in their fresh and frozen sections. I got this interesting photo while we were making deliveries. Outdoors: 47°F/25°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 66°F/65°F Daily … Continue reading

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Chicken Innorator

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Input for Egg Production A friend saw the blue plastic chute on our extended chicken coop winter hoop greenhouse and instantly knew what it was for – sticking chickens in when we catch them in the late fall! He’s right … Continue reading

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Butchering Workshops

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Moon Over Sunrise – Will Jeffries Cole Ward who we’ve been doing apprenticing with for learning commercial meat cutting is holding workshops and offering on-farm butchering. Note that I am not the organizer of the program below. See the info … Continue reading

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Ten Plus Fourteen

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Twenty Four and More We have about forty sows. Plus or minus. Sows produce about two litters a year. Some farrow three times a year just to confuse things. But call it two litters a year for simplicity. With forty … Continue reading

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