Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ferret Out House

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Remus Checking Out Luna’s New Digs Ben has built a new space for the pair of ferrets who live with us. Now, in addition to their high house in the loft and warren of tunnels that pass through our walls … Continue reading

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Thank You For Kickstarting the Butcher Shop!

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Ben and Hope’s Latest Cartoon Info-Graphic at End of Kickstarter (zoom) Thank you from all of us to all of you for making our Kickstarter project a success and helping to fund our dream of having our own on-farm nano-scale … Continue reading

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Walter in M.E.N.

I’ve been a long term reader of Mother Earth News magazine and have most of the issues back to #1. Well, now I’m a writer in M.E.N. too. They republished my What Good Is A Pig article that discussed the … Continue reading

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Last Hours, Cartoon & One More Shirt Winner!

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Final Funding Hours Cartoon by Ben & Hope with cameo by Lio (zoom) We are in the final hours. Our Kickstarter project closes at 10:01 PM this evening. Thank you to everyone for this wonderful ride into the clouds with the Kickstarter … Continue reading

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Last 48 Hours of Kickstarter… Upgrades and Adjustments

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Ben & Hope’s latest cartoon info-graphic tracking our progress (zoom) The pastures are starting to green up and look wonderfully lush. The animals are loving it. Yesterday Hope and I planted about an acre of pumpkins as well as beets … Continue reading

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iKickstarted Sugar Mountain Farm Commemorative T-shirt & Patch

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We’ve made our goal, thank you to everyone! We made our second goal too! Several people have suggested a special commemorative T-shirt, patch or pin that would be available just to backers by adding a few more dollars to cover … Continue reading

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Of Sausage and Law

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There are a number of old sayings that sum up roughly to “you don’t want to see how sausage or laws are made.” Perhaps this is true if poor ingredients are used but it need not be that way. You … Continue reading

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Admin Ceiling Form Ready

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Admin Ceiling Forms Will and Ben have been working hard on finishing up the form work that will let us do our first concrete pour of the year. This is a combination reinforced concrete and ferro-cement method I developed doing … Continue reading

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First Bonfire 2012

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Hope Building Bonfire by Upper Pond We have bonfires, cookouts, in the winter sometimes but it is more a warm season activity. Hope built our first bonfire of the year and we had hot dogs from our first batch of … Continue reading

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Piglet Prices

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Growing Pigs While doing rounds one morning the other summer I saw these piglets, growers, roasters and sow grazing in south field. Over the years several people have told me that pigs can’t eat grass. I’m glad they didn’t tell … Continue reading

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