Monthly Archives: January 2012

Guarding Your Domain

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Kimsa guarding her Domain This is just a tech tip post. Photo above for those who are not interested. If you have a business then buy a domain to go with it. The domain gives you a short link, a … Continue reading

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Knuckle Dice

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Pig Knuckle Bones – Original Dice Knuckle bones were perhaps the original dice, thrown to divine the will of the gods. Or maybe that’s just a good excuse for gambling.

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When Pigs Fly

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Charlie Sow Jumping Gate When pigs are properly motivated they can jump quite well, not even touching the hurdle as Charlie demonstrates above. Their leaping height is not as great as a dog’s but still fairly respectable given the pig’s … Continue reading

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Got Glazed

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Glazed Cherry Yesterday and this morning we woke up to a fresh glaze of ice on our world. Everything was sparkly. I’m very glad that this ice storm was not as bad as the ice storm of 1998 when we … Continue reading

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Marble Cubes

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Walter’s Marble Play Blocks We made me this set of 2″ marble cubes. Sort of play blocks for big boys. You wouldn’t want to give them to a baby as they’re rather heavy and could smash little fingers or shatter … Continue reading

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Makin’ Gurt

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Pail of Yogurt We make hundreds of gallons of yogurt at a time in our three 1,000 gallon dairy tanks. The yogurt helps to keep the whey from spoiling, prevents mold and aids in the livestock’s digestion with probiotics – … Continue reading

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House of Cheese

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Hope’s House of Cheese Sometimes we get product from the local cheese makers. It may be out of date or in some cases it is a batch that froze in transit like this one. These small containers are a bit … Continue reading

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Shadow of Hope

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Shadow of Hope I caught a shadow of Hope on the wall of our bedroom. Hope is our daughter. The wall is dry stacked, core poured, steel reinforced concrete block in our tiny cottage. This is a spot in the … Continue reading

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Buttered Pigs

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Pigs Eating Butter on Snow Maple syrup on snow is a long time tradition in New England at the sugar houses. These pigs are getting a slightly different treat – butter on snow. Sometimes we get a batch of butter … Continue reading

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Good Old Goulash

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Goulash on an Open Fire Goulash is a dish we eat a lot of. It’s easy. It’s varied. It’s hearty. It’s food. Ours tends to have cabbage, potatoes, carrots and pork in it as the base plus what ever else … Continue reading

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