Monthly Archives: June 2013

Troll Bridge

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This is the troll bridge leading from the infamous Truck Ramp behind our butcher shop into the future lairage space. I’ve never actually seen the troll but sometimes I hear it’s growls from below.

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Water Manifold

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Water Manifold Don’t buy the cheap plastic water manifolds. I’ve had two recently that I had to replace because they were cracked right out of the store. Nearly invisible seam cracks along the mold lines. This nice brass one is … Continue reading

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Mud Pile

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North Herd Sows Enjoying Mud There are about sixty sows in the north herd nearing the end of their gestation or having just farrowed. These are in with Spitz, our Berkshire boar. In the photo above their enjoying the mud … Continue reading

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Mystery Bird

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Mystery Bird Any idea what this bird might be? I suspect it may be a young bird. I saw it on the south field plateau where the pumpkins are growing. It didn’t fly away but I couldn’t get close enough … Continue reading

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Grape Flowers

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Wild Grape Flowers This is a wonderful year for grapes if the flowers are any sign. I’ve never seen so many. These are up by the round whey tank growing in one of the trees that shades the dairy from … Continue reading

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Dump Crate – Mark II & III

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Dumping Crate Apples are good food but our trees don’t, yet, produce enough to have them year round for our pigs. We sometimes get apple pomace from a local cider mill. Rickie at the cider press loads the crate into … Continue reading

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Sirius Sidewalk Slab Signature

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New Sidewalk and Front Steps These are the new front steps and sidewalk leading up from the inspector’s slab at our butcher shop. This sidewalk got poured at the same time we did the FCB last week.

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A Full Day’s Work

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Ferris Wheel at Sugar Mountain Last night we came home about 8:30 pm from the butcher after having left 23 hours earlier. It’s a long trip. In the summer the trip is longer because we drive during the night so … Continue reading

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When We Were Four…

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Four Killdeer Eggs The other day I posted about the two killdeer eggs I spotted in a nest on the south field plateau. When I checked again the count was up to four. A few more days have passed and … Continue reading

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FCB Poured

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Butcher Shop & Pump Truck Union Today we had our next big concrete pour for our butcher shop. This was a big milestone for us as it is the final structural element of the project and the pour, while complicated … Continue reading

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