Monthly Archives: September 2011

Catching Flies

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Fly Trap – Just Setup Have you ever seen those fly traps that fit in a bottle opening and use a scent based attractant?

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Fall Piglets Fall Colors

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Young Sow with Nine Piglets The hills are putting on their fall show and the warm weather is keeping the pastures lush. These are some new arrivals with their mother who is grazing in a north home field terrace over … Continue reading

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No Right to Produce or Eat Food

Okay, two government posts in two days. What is the world coming to? Well I didn’t create this situation, I’m just spreading the word… In scary legal news a Wisconsin judge had gone completely loopy declaring that citizens have no … Continue reading

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Farmagedon

Big Ag is using their most powerful tool, government regulations, to destroy the small threat of small farmers for that last small share of the market that the big corporations drool over. Since Big Corps can’t win on the level … Continue reading

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Covering Your Ass

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Butt Naked Guy Covers Up They’re doing construction around the statue on the commons in the nearby city of Barre, Vermont (pop. <10,000). The plywood is to protect the statue, not to cover his nudity. He’s been out in the … Continue reading

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Shot Another Bald Eagle

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Adult Bald Eagle in Dead Spruce We see bald eagles occasionally[1, 2]. Will shot the last one. I got this one. His photograph was much better as he was almost under the tree the eagle was in. And no, don’t … Continue reading

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Trussed Up

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Ceiling Trusses UpClick to Watch Animation: Big 6.8MB or Small 1.9MB The vault trusses are up. Ben commented that now he can finally see what the ceilings of the rooms in our butcher shop will look like. Catenary curves. Barrel … Continue reading

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In a Piggy Way

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Gilt Near Term This young lady is a gilt, a female pig who has not yet had a litter. She is very pregnant and close to the end of her gestation period. She’s full of piglets and the colloquial term … Continue reading

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Sitting Stones Gather New Moss

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Moss on Stones These are not rolling stones. They’re part of the wall. They gather moss. We built this stone wall from ‘clean’ rocks that I had excavated from the soil about five years ago. This is by the upper … Continue reading

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Catwalks

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Catwalk East We are starting to work high up on the butcher shop. With the goal of safety Ben and Holly built cat walks all around our work areas. In the back of the building it is only about four … Continue reading

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