Monthly Archives: July 2012

Perfect Pour – Admin, Reefer, FCB

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Concrete Pump Truck Arrival Today we had a perfect pour. We like boring. Boring is good when you’re pouring 26 cubic-yards of liquid stone. Boring is very, very good when you’re encasing over a month’s work of complicated plumbing and … Continue reading

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Mailbox Tiger Lilies

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Mailbox and Tiger Lilies The Tiger Lilies around our mailbox are in bloom. These are planted there to attract pollinators which as a side benefit deliver our mail. Either that or perhaps it is the gnomes or Mother Goose. I … Continue reading

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Mystery Photo: Launcher

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Ben with New Launcher People driving by are undoubtedly wondering what those crazy Jeffries are up to! I’ve been told this a number of times over the years. The most recent puzzle is that Will built this launcher in the … Continue reading

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Eats, Drinks, Shoots and Pees – Whey Economics & Infrastructure

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Volunteer Tomatillos on South Field Plateau As a result of this post Jeff R. asked: Do you mind sharing your thoughts on the economics of feeding whey? I’m curious how you were able to get the creamery to deliver to … Continue reading

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First Sunflower 2012, Warm & Cold Whey

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First Sunflower Doug H. asked: A friend has offered us her goat whey for our 3 pigs. We are in western Washington State. It is usually cool, but gets into the 90’s for a few weeks every summer. Is it … Continue reading

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Goslings Arrive!

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Proud Parents and Goslings Ben announced we have new goslings! Fluffy yellow and grey puffs of peepers. One of the geese had laid five eggs down by the lower pig pond in amongst the chunks of granite I’ve been saving. … Continue reading

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Sunny Piglet Days

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New Tamworth & Large Black Sows in North Home Field with Piglets We’ve been having fantastic weather. A little rain at night and lots of warm but not overly sunny days. The pastures are lush with clovers, grasses and other … Continue reading

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Ancient Brick by Spring

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Ancient Brick We found this partial brick high up on the mountain at the middle spring. The spring had obviously been ‘developed’ long, long ago, probably for one of the houses on our farm. I’m guessing about 1770 to 1850. … Continue reading

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Yeti Double Decker Bus

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Another Blurry Photo of the Famed Double Decker Bus Like the Yeti, Big Foot and Lock Ness Monster I just can’t seem to get a good photo of this critter. We spotted it the other day in the rear view … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Progress Charts #1

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This week we had a practice shipment of a half pig for someone who had ordered back prior to the Kickstarter project. She was further than our delivery route but close enough to make a good test of shipping two … Continue reading

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