Monthly Archives: April 2013

Body Piercing for Science

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Pigs with Earrings I’ve resisted their cries for years to get body piercings, tattoos and the like. But, you know how young’uns are, going with the latest fad. So I finally broke down and let these weaners get the earrings … Continue reading

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Frankie Lives! Again!

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The Computer that Just Won’t Die This is Frankie, the computer that just won’t die. Or rather this is Frankie’s power supply, the deepest circuit board in the tightly packed guts of our aged Macintosh PowerBook G4 after I removed … Continue reading

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Snow Melted

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Last Snow We got a good rain the other night. Coupled with the warm sunny days it cleared away almost all of the rest of our snow. In a short space of time we went from fields being covered with … Continue reading

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Spotted Mermaid

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Little Mermaid in Upper Pond Today I spotted a mermaid in our upper pond. She is the arctic variety known for their early season diving in our frigid northern waters. The pond was 48°F – quite comfortable for the northern … Continue reading

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Over 5 Million Served

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Over 5,000,000 Served I was visiting my SiteMeter counter to check something else and noticed that my blog has served up over five million pages. Amazing!

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Roof Revealed

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Butcher Shop Roof Revealed as seen from North Home Field This week we unbedded the butcher shop roof from its winter slumbers. After we did the last big pour that closed in the building in December 2012 we covered the … Continue reading

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April Snows

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South Field Herd on Plateau Snows (Click picture for larger version) The weather doesn’t seem to be able to make up its mind. All day it has been switching back and forth between snow and sunshine. Yesterday’s Snow Maker isn’t … Continue reading

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Snow Maker

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Sap House Pipe with Reducer For a bit of fun Will put a reducer on the end of the 2″ pipe that comes down from the sap house spring after it thawed on the 10th of April.

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2013 Water Free

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Sap House Spring Pipe We have a winner! Back on March 23rd I announced an Ice Out contest for our upper pond and the 2″ by 2,000′ long pipe that feeds it from the sap house spring up on Sugar … Continue reading

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Found Item – Porcelain Insulator

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Porcelain Insulator Our land is high in the mountains, away from the rivers and flat fertile valleys. As such, so I am told, it was never settled by the indians. We’ve never seen any sign of Native American settlements.

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