Monthly Archives: May 2013

Chicks Arriving

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Hope Liberating Chicks We keep a lot of chickens for their organic pest control function. They keep our farm healthy and pleasant without needing to use insecticides or pesticides. These are approximately 300 that arrived in late May.

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Iron Ski Found

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Iron Ski Found Where’s the skier? Perhaps a primitive snowmobiler? Hmm… What do you think this is? Leave ideas in the comments…

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End of May Snow

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Late May Snow Oops! That wasn’t supposed to stick. Yesterday I had mentioned that it was snowing while we were planting.

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Vermont Planting Weather

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Neolithic Pig Rib Planting Poker Today was an all seasons kind of day. Apple petals blowing in the wind. Real snow as well. High winds driving the light rain. Intermittent hail. No sunshine though. Fortunately the soil has warm so … Continue reading

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Squash Trio Sprouting

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Sprouting Squashes It’s that time of year. I realize that many of you already have your gardens in the ground but not long ago we had snow fall. So I’ve been waiting for our soil temperatures to rise enough to … Continue reading

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Yellow Dung Flies

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Scathophaga stercoraria on Pig Dung From Wikipedia: “Scathophaga stercoraria, commonly known as the yellow dung fly or the golden dung fly, is one of the most familiar and abundant flies in many parts of the northern hemisphere. As its common … Continue reading

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Bonfire Hot Dogs Spring 2013

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Hope Heating Hot Dogs With the advent of warm weather we’re cooking outdoors on the bonfire again. Years ago when we were clearing fields we would have regular bonfires all over the place. Rather than doing one big bonfire to … Continue reading

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Piglets Popping North 2013 Spring

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Piglets, Sow and Spitz in North Field These piglets were just born a few days ago in the north field where we migrated sows north recently. We moved 31 sows north that day. They joined the eleven sows already there … Continue reading

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Robin’s Eggs

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Nest of Robins Eggs A sign of spring…

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Sows Migrating North

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Sows Migrated North for Summer Recently we moved about 40 bred sows from the south pastures to the north pastures. The south pasture they had been on was a winter paddock of about four acres which I’ll now plant with … Continue reading

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