Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cutting, Death and Disturbance

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Wasps – Predators who have nothing to do with today’s topic… Carolyn Wrote: Walter, your blog gave me real comfort. So much heart mixed in with practicality. If only all farmers were as compassionate towards these living creatures as you! … Continue reading

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Buffalo Mountain Coop

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Buffalo Mountain Coop in Hardwick, Vermont Buffalo Mountain Coop in Hardwick, VT has been carrying our pastured pork in their store and cafe for about the last year. They’re up at the north east corner of our weekly delivery route. … Continue reading

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Spiral Mint

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Mint Spiraling Around Window I trained this sprig of mint to grow in a spiral around the bathroom window. It started accidentally with it putting a stem across the window which I hooked up over the pin at the top … Continue reading

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Long Day’s Night

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White Stretch Pig Limo Interior – Wet Bar not shown See future Stainless Steel Liner It was a 24-hour day. Plus some. We left at 7 PM on Wednesday and returned at 7:23 PM on Thursday. We had loaded up … Continue reading

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Chef Peter Ireland Kickstarting

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Chef and restauranteur Peter Ireland, has bought pigs from our farm for his annual summer pig roast for almost 10 years. He is starting a restaurant, which will open at 50th and Bryant in Minneapolis this Fall. Peter is launching … Continue reading

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Night Shift

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Butcher Shop Construction Site Lit for Night In our press to get our on-farm butcher shop closed in before winter snows arrive Will and Ben setup lights so they can work out night. The nights are getting longer but the … Continue reading

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Cole Ward DVDs Here!

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Hope with Cole Ward Meat Cutting DVDs Hope’s showing off master butcher Cole Ward’s autographed instructional DVDs for Kickstarter backers. They just arrived, signed and ready to ship. If you ordered one, watch your mailbox and enjoy! Hope, showing off … Continue reading

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Katya Clarity

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Katya Being Very Clear The dog’s like to take care of the livestock. It is their job and they do it very well. They live for for their work. Be it herding or guarding against predators as well as eating … Continue reading

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Ben Juggling Knives

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Ben Juggling Knives Ben has been working on his juggling. When waiting for animals to move, feeding whey or such he has a little time and practices. He is now up to the point that he feels confident juggling knives. … Continue reading

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Northern Lady in Waiting

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Gilt Almost Ready to Farrow Piglets in North Herd This is one of the 22 pregnant ladies that we moved over from the south herd to the north herd the other week. These gilts and sows are from our long … Continue reading

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