Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Baker’s Dozen

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A Baker’s Dozen is thirteen items. I’ve read that this originated in the 13th century when bakers were threatened with the loss of a hand if they short changed a customer. So they threw in an extra to be safe.

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Butcher Shop Progress 20120530

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Admin Forms Wired, Intubated and Almost Ready We’re getting ready to do our next pour of concrete which will seal over the administration section of our on-farm butcher shop. This space will house the inspector’s office, bathroom, laundry, hall and … Continue reading

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Pigs in a Storm – Emergency Creep

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Four Sows and Piglets at Underhill I got a call from Holly who was on the road that she had heard on the radio that there were tornado, hail and flood warnings. We are up above potential flooding but there … Continue reading

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Kickstarting at the Bank

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Sugar Mountain Farm Display at Merchant’s Bank During our Kickstarter project for raising funds for the butcher shop construction we had setup displays around Vermont to let people know about what we were doing. This one is in the lobby … Continue reading

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41 New Underhill Piglets

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New Piglets and Sows in Underhill People ask how many pigs we have. I have taken to just saying 300†. The reason is the number waxes and wanes. In three days this week it jumped by 41 as four sows … Continue reading

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Fisher Dog

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Sirus Reflecting on Fish When the dog’s aren’t guarding the livestock, herding the pigs or keeping the predators at bay they like to relax by fishing in the upper pond. The fish are in no danger despite the vigorous leaps … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Hot Dogs 2012

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Sugar Mountain Farm Hot Dogs – Simply Good Ingredients Hot Dogs are back in stores! We’ve made our second delivery to local stores and restaurants for the spring in time for Memorial day. We use all natural Vermont Maple Syrup … Continue reading

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Watch Dog

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Kavi Jaws Wide Open Kavi is one of our livestock guardian and herding dogs. In other words, a watch dog. I’m not sure what he was doing with the watch but apparently the “Funny Times” newspaper wasn’t holding his interest, … Continue reading

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Captcha Off and On Again

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Weaners Growing Up Every once in a while someone complains about not being able to deal with the anti-spam measures on my blog. I apologize, but they are necessary. As an experiment I just turned of the Captcha for one … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Warm Spring

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View of South Field from Far South End (zoom) This is a view looking back towards the central home fields of our farm from the stone wall dividing the south field from the far south field. I’m collecting pictures from … Continue reading

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