Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Swiftly Sloping Land

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How I See Our Land We live in a swiftly sloping land, clinging to the side of a mountain. This means plenty of exercise as we walk up and down the hills many times each day. We don’t notice the … Continue reading

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Snow on Milkweed

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Snow on Milkweed Pods Sunny skies, bright snow… Outdoors: 41°F/24°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 66°F/62°F Daily Spark: Competition drives evolution. Know your prey and your predators.

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My Winter Office

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Winter Office With piglets popping right, left and center we spend a lot of time hanging around the sows, taking shifts through the day and night to be there just in case. This is a winter thing – our winters … Continue reading

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Rippled Clouds in a Blue Sky

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Rippled Clouds in a Blue Sky Why, you might ask, is there a subtle Sugar Mtn Farm in the background of that sky? I have found that my cloud images are the most misappropriated of all my photos. Specifically companies … Continue reading

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Dinner Bell

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Frying Pan Bell This is our dinner bell. It is simply an old cast iron frying pan hung at the side of our cottage by some polywire with a stick hanging below. The poly wire is important, other strings decay … Continue reading

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Blackie Mainline Boars For Sale

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Young Blackie Mainline Boar Showing Off his Length The boar above is showing off to a sow in heat on his other side. He’s as big as her, perhaps bigger, although she is close to a year older than him. … Continue reading

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Fresh Snow Pigs

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Butcher Shop in Blanket of Fresh Snow We got a bit of snow last week. Not as much as predicted but some almost every day. Tuesday’s was probably the last big storm of the winter but one never knows. One … Continue reading

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Ice Out Contest 2013

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Upper Pond Iced Over The 2″ water line from the sap house spring flash froze earlier this winter. You can just see it in the snow there coming down between the rocks on the other side of the upper pond. … Continue reading

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Easter Hams

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Cooler of Easter Hams and Hamsteaks Hope was looking at our calendar this morning and pointed out that Easter is coming. This we know because hippity hoppity we just delivered loads of our delicious hams to local stores and restaurants. … Continue reading

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Winter Hot Dogs 2013

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Hot Dogs are Here! We just did another big batch of our delicious all natural smoked hot dogs. These have a super short and simple ingredient list, no nitrates, no nitrites and are made from our fine pastured pork with … Continue reading

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