Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fire & Air

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Clouds at Sunset after Storm Just as we sat down to dinner after loading pigs we saw these magnificent clouds across the valley. Outdoors: 79°F/61°F 3″ Rain, Sunny Tiny Cottage: 66°F/62°F Daily Spark: The rest of the world is the … Continue reading

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Cutting PVC Pipe with String

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Hope Cutting PVC Pipe with a String Hope, my plumber’s helper of the moment, is demonstrating the technique for cutting PVC pipes with an ordinary string. Nothing special. Nothing up her sleeves. Just a string and friction.

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Pig Available 1st of Week September

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Bens & Shoat Pigs in South Weaning Paddock We have an opening for a whole pig (or two halves) in the first week of September. If you’re interested, contact me via email at walterj@sugarmtnfarm.com.

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Communicating Complexities

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Kavi Stalking We have limited communications with our dogs. They understand hundreds of words in our speech and sign language that we use on the farm for herding and other things. The dogs are also able to talk to us … Continue reading

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Queen Anne’s Lace

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Queen Anne’s Lace Just another flower from my field walks. There seem to be several varieties that bloom at different times. This one is the dome headed version.

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More Chicory Flower Colors

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Pink Chicory Flowers You might remember the discussion of chicory flower colors recently. Violet vs blue. Well, I’ve found two more – white and pink – out in our fields.

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Granite City

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My Granite City and some of Sugar Mountain Barre, Vermont calls itself the “Granite Center of the World” however there are several other cities that lay claim to the same or very similar mottos.

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Hot Pigs

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North Home Field Piglets Sleeping in Sun Humane treatment of our animals is very important to us. The biggest thing we’re looking forward to when we have our own on-farm slaughter is that the pigs will have to make the … Continue reading

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Black Seed Oil Sunflowers

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Sunflowers – Click for Larger View. Corn is hard to grow in our soil and climate but sunflowers and pumpkins are very easy. This variety is black oil seed sunflowers – something new for me. Generally I grow Mammoth sunflowers … Continue reading

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Yellow Cap Mushroom

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Yellow Cap Mushroom Outdoors: 70°F/50°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 66°F/63°F Daily Spark: If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?

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