Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thoughts on The Dark Side of the First Fire

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What a Relief! – WAIT! This photos a repeat! We interrupt this post for a very important message! This isn’t really a post. If it were a post we would already be talking about something by now. Rather this is … Continue reading

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Over!

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When the dairy truck comes by to deliver it’s daily load of whey for the pigs Remus, one of our livestock guardian dogs, clearly calls out “Over!” repeatedly to the other dogs. He’s telling them to get off the driveway. … Continue reading

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Night Life

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Butcher Shop Construction Site Lit Up at Night We have an active night life here on the farm. The day starts early, before the lazy sun makes its appearance over the eastern mountains. Thanks to electric lights we are able … Continue reading

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Thermal Decoupler

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Thermal Decoupler Our butcher shop is designed to be a series of thermos bottles, nested one within the other like a Russian doll, in order to keep the cold where it should be. Sometimes we have places in the construction … Continue reading

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Snow’s Here

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Ben Vacuuming Snow We’ve been having small amounts of snow for a while but they always melt by mid-morning. Today we got five inches and it stuck. This probably won’t melt away until spring. We spent the day shoveling and … Continue reading

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Sunning Dogs

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Kavi & Katya Sunning Outdoors: 54°F/20°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 60°F/57°F Daily Spark: Reading advice columns makes me thinks some people have too much time to complain about too little.

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Seed Store

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Seed Store Somebody’s been playing with my conduit! This time of year I find seeds stowed away in all sorts of nooks and crannies. These store houses are the work of industrious mice, chipmunks and other critters. They’re prepping for … Continue reading

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Mystery Photo: Relief in the Hoar Frost

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What a Relief! We see a lot of hoar frost this time of year. Think frozen dew. The crystals can be quite spectacular.

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Bending Stainless Steel

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Stainless Protectors In doing the Abattoir ceiling we used a lot of stainless steel. Stainless steel threaded sockets for hanging the rails. Stainless steel threaded rods bent in hooks to grab the concrete beams. Stainless steel rebar with tail hooks … Continue reading

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Cleaning House

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Hope Vacuuming the Walls After we’re done doing form work we vacuumed out the wall forms so there won’t be loose debris, sawdust, tools, etc lost in the concrete. Hope did a great job. Now we’ll get a better bond … Continue reading

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