Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ferrets in the Hood

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Fred & Georgia in Ben’s Jacket Hood at Bonfire Life is good when you’re in the hood. Outdoors: 61°F/46°F Misty Tiny Cottage: 68°F/65°F Wild Idea: Walk around spreading wild flower seeds in the city sidewalk cracks and spots of dirt.

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Butchering DVDs Mailing

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Cole Ward’s Master Butchering DVD We’ve had a long, long string of glorious sunny days to work on construction of our on-farm butcher shop which in part our Kickstarter projected has helped with funding. This morning it was raining, which … Continue reading

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Mystery Question: Wet Cement & a Locked Door Murder

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Useless Carlon† PVC Grey Conduit Cement The cement is normally very useful but this can and another were useless. I had used two cans and left them out, tightly sealed. It had been a sunny day and then it rained … Continue reading

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Kavi & Romula Sunning

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Kavi and Romula Sunning This is Kavi, the leader of our pack, and his daughter Romula sunning on the truck jumping ramp by the butcher shop. By the way, incase your wondering, we did not lose any concrete trucks off … Continue reading

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Tarzan’s Lost Grape Vine

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Tarzan’s Lost Grape Vine This may be Tarzan’s long lost grape vine. Sadly the town cut it off at the roots this year when they mowed. I was a bit surprised that they reached that far over as the base … Continue reading

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Hope Makes a Clean Sweep

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Hope Makes a Clean Sweep One of Hope’s daily chores is sweeping the sidewalk in front of our cottage. The sidewalk is made up of a large slab of granite. Originally it was one 14′ long slab that was about … Continue reading

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Homeschool Nitrate Testing

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Walter and Hope Testing Forages We homeschool our kids which means, among other things, we get to do all sorts of fascinating science experiments. Recently Hope and I tested a dozen different forages for nitrates, nitrites, pH and a variety … Continue reading

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Fall Pasture Foliage 2012

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Marsh Field Foliage – Click for Larger View Our trees are starting to put on their fall colors. The mountain across the marsh field was splendidly regaled in the morning’s golden light. Visitors comment on what a beautiful place we … Continue reading

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Butcher Shop Framing

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Butcher Shop Framing Up as seen from North Home Field We’re making progress on being ready for the next concrete pour. Today Ben and I finished up all of the conduit work that will end up buried in the walls. … Continue reading

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Microwave Myth

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Soup Sans Fly I went to microwave this lovely bowl of soup and just as I closed the door, with the timer already set, a fly flew in. “Oops,” I said with visions of the microwaved pet. A little over … Continue reading

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