Monthly Archives: June 2012

11,211 Comments

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Chicks Feathering 11,211 comments. That’s a cool number. Palindromic, reflective, spin-able. What fun. On a closely related note there are 1,508 articles on my blog that I have published plus there are an additional 755 drafts, articles that are in … Continue reading

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Killdeer Eggs

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Killdeer Eggs, Clover and Pig Dung These are the eggs of Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus. They look like stones. Or at least that is the idea. They’re quite pretty. These ones were laid out in the middle of our south field … Continue reading

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Katya Gambling

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Katya Examining Roll of the Bones Katya is a disabled dog. She had white muscles disease as a puppy due to a lack of selenium in her diet. Unfortunately the vet misdiagnosed it and Katya almost died of this simple … Continue reading

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Grunt if You’re Alive

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Dead to the World Don’t you hate going out in the field and finding someone head down, feet up, bloated and dead? Well fortunately she isn’t. She’s just pregnant and relaxing in the sun, getting a tan on her belly. … Continue reading

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Mission Small Business

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Vote for us to get a $250,000 grant! “Grants to small businesses across America to help them grow and thrive. They are giving out a dozen grants of $250,000 each. The program is supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading

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House of Straw

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Tamworth Nesting with Piglets In the old children’s story of the three little pigs it talks about them making their houses of straw, sticks and rocks. This is really what pigs do. They use the available materials to create a … Continue reading

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Pig Cutting Workshop

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NuRed and Piglets in Far South Field Cole Ward, with whom we apprenticed for 18 months to learn the art of meat cutting, is holding a pork butchering workshop Saturday, July 21st. The classes will be at the home of … Continue reading

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All the Whey in the World

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Her Cupboards were Bare There’s an old child’s poem about Mother Hubbard and her cupboards being bare. Sometimes the whey gets low and then when we get a load there is great excitement amongst the porcine folk at our farm. … Continue reading

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Moon Over Ridge

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Moonset The moon setting over the ridge to the west of our house. Outdoors: 72°F/43°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 70°F/67°F Daily Spark: Tell people there is an invisible man in the sky who created the Universe and most of them will … Continue reading

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Chicks 2012

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Sirus, Hope & Chicks Baby chicks arrived! 152 fluffy feathered balls of delight. The dogs, Hope and all of us were excited to see them. The dogs want to pick the chicks up and hold them. This involves rolling them … Continue reading

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