Monthly Archives: April 2011

Mystery Photo: Scat

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Scat Somebody got eaten. Lots of little bones. Probably mice based on their size. Lots of hairs, pretty fine. I suspect this is came out the back end of a coyote. The question is, who went in. Notice the good … Continue reading

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Vermont Capitol Dome

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Vermont State Capitol Dome There was a recent article in the local paper showing how the interior of the dome was constructed. It is pretty amazing. Long wooden ribs from the base to the top curve upward. Short wooden planks … Continue reading

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Pastured Poultry Picture

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Black Australorp hen, Buff Orpington hen, Guinea hen, White Orpington hens and NH Red rooster. Automatic, All Natural, Organic and Pest Control The chickens also break apart manure patties and smooth the soil which saves machine work. Free eggs to … Continue reading

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Box of Death

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Still Life Portrait* This is a rather interesting composition. It is a box of brass. I’ve heard many opinions on what people like best for slaughter. I have been using copper jacketed hollow point .22LR for years. The bullet always … Continue reading

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Maternity Suites

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Seven Silly Sisters – Ladies in Waiting These gilts were recently bred and are gestating, that is to say pregnant. They lounge around on their bed of hay, snuffle in the fresh mud of spring and dance on the last … Continue reading

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Forms Waiting

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Formwork Waiting The forms for our butcher shop construction project have emerged from the snow. Will spread a very fine layer of ash the other day inside the facility and around the outside to melt the snow banks faster. There’s … Continue reading

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On Strike

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Purple Flower from Summer of 2010 – Click for Desktop version Today I was struck by lightning. Someone asked what it felt like. The fact that they could ask me what it felt like, or rather that I could reply, … Continue reading

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Local Warming

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Dirty Snow There’s that old saying about don’t eat yellow snow. Well don’t eat grey snow either. Will is spreading ash above to lower the albedo of the snow on our pastures with the goal of getting the sun to … Continue reading

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Sting

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Wasting No Time A while back I discussed route scheduling on Holly’s weekly deliveries for maximizing efficiency. The van is not the only thing that burns the same fuel be it fully loaded or not. Sting The tractor reminds me … Continue reading

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Burdock Spring

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Burdock Balls at the Graveyard Burdock loves sheep. Pigs love burdocks. Problem solved. Burdock are fun to play with, tossing them at each other – just so long as you don’t have sheep. If you have sheep then burdock are … Continue reading

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