Monthly Archives: December 2012

Blocking Spammers

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Tractor on Windswept South Field Plateau Looking North at Knox Mtn Farmers like me do a lot of harvesting, and not just hay, carrots and pork. Recently I’ve been harvesting spammer IP addresses. In the spirit of sharing, if not … Continue reading

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Field of Solar Panels

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Apple Tree and Solar Panels at Cold Hollow Cider Mill There are a lot of solar panels springing up around here. Back in the 1980’s and 1990’s people said we would never have much solar electric in New England because … Continue reading

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Free Sand Pile

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Sand and Hay for Winter Hay and sand have both been delivered for winter. I took this photo earlier this month before the snows set in. Now this pile, with it’s roof which is not shown, is covered by an … Continue reading

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New Years Roasters Pigs

20 lb oven roaster pig available this week. It is on its way from butcher right now. Contact me if you would like it fresh. Great 4 New Years. Also in the freezer there is a 65 lb and a … Continue reading

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Units of Hay and Dairy Per Pig

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Growers and Shoats on Hay in Winter Paddocks of South Field Shed Beth asked:   You have said it somewhere, but I can’t find it easily. How much hay do you get for how many animals? Or I have 2 sows, … Continue reading

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Winter Whey & Water

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Whey Line Descending This fall we moved the two lower 1,025 gallon whey tanks to the top of the whey driveway so that the delivery truck can park in one area to unload to all three tanks. Recently Will setup … Continue reading

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A White Christmas

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Geese on Snow Contrary to the predictions of the far left neo-environmentalists it is a white Christmas. Quite frankly, we were appreciating this warm fall as it allowed us to get a lot of outdoor projects finished up. We needed … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Redux

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Merry Christmas! This Christmas Tree has graced our cottage before. It’s a real live tree, not an artificial one we store away in a box. Every few years we retrieve this tree from the south field. We cut it down … Continue reading

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Extreme Christmas Spirt

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Christmas Tree in Pickup Truck Spotted in Montpelier, VT. A bit over the edge – yes the tree is decorated and the lights are lit. Outdoors: 34°F/15°F Cloudy, Snow Tiny Cottage: 65°F/62°F Daily Spark: What kind of car does a … Continue reading

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Winter is Here

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Pigs Bedded Down on South Plateau The pigs in the photo above are just waking up to a white world from their sleeping space on the south field plateau. They have a shed they can go into, and a few … Continue reading

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