Monthly Archives: February 2012

Server Woes

Due to the web server crashing and burning, and then repeating the crash and burn, this site has been down for most of the last week. Blog posts and comments back to February 17th were lost. I’m working on getting … Continue reading

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Releasing Piglet

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Death of a Piglet Not all stories have happy endings. Not all pictures are pretty. The piglet above was born 20 hours ago but never thrived. Sometimes when piglets are born there is a weak one. Perhaps a premie that … Continue reading

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Rotating Pigs

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Moving Box of Weaner Piglets Hanno and Sirus are intent on helping to move these weaner piglets. These piglets were born out in the nurseries of the south field. Now at about six weeks of age it is time to … Continue reading

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Warm Heart, Warm Hearth

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Bed of Coals Happiness is a warm woodstove on a cold night. Outdoors: 38°F/27°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 68°F/62°F Daily Spark: “They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of … Continue reading

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State Street in Montpelier, VT

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Montpelier State Street Montpelier, Vermont. Classic small town America. The city to us. Outdoors: 27°F/12°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 70°F/65°F Daily Spark: Void where prohibited. Walk on the grass.

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Wagon Wheel Ice

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Wheel Deep Ice This has been a winter of ice more than snow. Ben’s rocket wagon is frozen into a large glacial sheet of ice that built up below the spring. In places it is over 18″ deep – I … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Chimney Cap

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Chimney Cap on Deep Blue Sky We’ve been having some gorgeous blue sky days. Cold nights will do that. Every morning there is a fresh ‘snow dew’ of another inch or so coating our world in a clean white layer. … Continue reading

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Monkey’s Paw Magnetic Latch

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New Bathroom Door Latch I love magnets. They are so useful for so many things. We have loads of super magnets in our house to hang things up, snap hinges open or closed, act as water valves and all sorts … Continue reading

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Dumb Pig, Smart Pig

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Remus Pigs are not very smart, contrary to some urban mythology. Pigs have very tiny brains, about the size of a tea cup. They’re very good at being pigs, at their instinctual behavior, but they’re not intellectual giants. Their heads … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Pigs

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Breeding Herd in South Field Shed Courtyard We’ve been having some beautiful weather. Cool enough that things stay frozen yet warm enough to be pleasant working outdoors in the sun. The winds have slackened which is fine by me. Outdoors: … Continue reading

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