Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pork Hockey Pucks*

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Pork Jello When making lard for cooking we heat the back fat at a low temperature for a long period of time which renders the fat into a liquid which we drain off into mason jars. At the top of … Continue reading

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Moving a Pig in Wire

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Moving a Pig This is a simple method of moving a pig. This gilt was getting close to farrowing, she had started to lactate, so we wanted to move her up to the bachelorette quarters in the south field sheds … Continue reading

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Christmas Cactus in January

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Christmas Cactus One of my favorite flowers. Several years ago my father gave me the cutting that started this Christmas Cactus. It is planted in a stone arched wall niche[1, 2] above the kitchen sink. This one just finished blooming, … Continue reading

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Cold of Outer Space

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Frost on Space Spider Webs Stepping out of our Tiny Space Ship the wisps of atmosphere drift outward into space in a billowing white cloud of frozen water vapor around our space suits. The space spider’s silken strands seek to … Continue reading

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Warm Gloves

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Glove Warmer In the course of a days work I take my gloves off many times to do fine work that the heavy leather won’t permit. If I leave the gloves sitting somewhere I: 1) may forget them; 2) a … Continue reading

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Rectal Prolapse in Pigs

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These Geese and Duck are not Pigs Just look at the pretty picture. Don’t read any further unless you have a strong stomach. Are you still reading? Well… You were warned… On Raising a Pig For Meat Jeff asked about … Continue reading

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Monsters Under the Bed

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Monsters Under The Bed There are monsters under our bed. Loud crunching, knawing sounds come up, When asked what they’re doing down there they said, We’re chewing on bones of our victims with Fred There are monsters under our bed. … Continue reading

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Pig in a Poke

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Pig in a Poke This little piggy is dining on cheese. In a barrel. It did get out. I had my doubt. The barrel had come to us full of cheese with the hole that big. When we put the … Continue reading

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Piglet Peeking

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Ben bottle feeding piglet – Sirus and Romula supervising Piglet fix for people in need… Bottle raising piglets is very hard. Piglets need to be fed about every two hours, around the clock for the first few days to a … Continue reading

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Calendar 2011

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2011 Calendar Back Cover All the Seasons at Sugar Mountain Farm Once again our son Will has made 2011 calendars of our photos. The image above is the back cover of the calendar showing a photo index of the pictures. … Continue reading

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