Monthly Archives: June 2011

4th of July Hot Dogs!

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Sugar Mountain Farm All Natural Hot Dog Label Holly picked up the next big batch of hot dogs from the smokehouse yesterday and delivered them to stores. Read the label and notice how short the ingredient list is for our … Continue reading

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Goose Leading Ducks

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Goose in the Lead Over the winter we cut our duck flock back to a single hen who became bonded with the geese. Previous to that the two water fowl had been fairly separate most of the time. This spring … Continue reading

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Jolie Pregnant

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Jolie Grazing in North Home Field Jolie is modeling the latest in maternity wear just like her sister Angela did recently. You can see that Jolie’s back is starting to sway down a little as her belly becomes heavy with … Continue reading

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Best Missed Anniversary Excuse

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Windmills at R & A’s Farm As I was headed home I heard the sound of a siren. Flashing blues in my rear view mirror. What?!? I wasn’t speeding. Not this time. I pull over and the officer parked his … Continue reading

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Lightning Bug Oops

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Sponge Hope was out catching fire flies tonight. She came in and reported that she had caught a bunch and then let them go. She added that one of them was a dead one but it still had a glowing … Continue reading

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Paper, Plastic or Cheesecloth?

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Saddle Pig, Piglets and Rooster Over on the Left Over Queen’s Blog Jenn wrote about the wonderful opportunity to work with Cole Ward, the butcher we apprenticed with in preparation for building our on-farm butcher shop. In the article she … Continue reading

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Copper Steeple on Blue

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Copper Steepled Building We were in Burlington making deliveries and I saw this beautiful copper steeple sticking up above the skyline of buildings, contrasting with the intense blue of the sky. Unfortunately, I did not have a time to go … Continue reading

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Dam Break

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Beaver Dams The beaver dam broke recently at the north end of the marshes in the lower central valley of our land. Although the beavers are active they have not repaired the break yet. Perhaps they’re too busy with the … Continue reading

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Rare Pork

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Nicely Marbled Ham Steak In a very interesting development the USDA has changed their recommendations on cooking meat by lowering the recommended cooking temperature from 165°F to 145°F. This is a very surprising and pleasing move from our fearless leaders. … Continue reading

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Angela Grazing – Hot Dogs Here

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Angela Grazing Grass Particularly pretty poster picture of Angela grazing in the upper south field section four. The pastures are lush with all the sun and rain we’ve been getting. Life is good. This photo is one to show the … Continue reading

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