Monthly Archives: November 2013

Fire 2013

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First Fall Fire 2013 Actually, this fire was back on the 26th that we lit up the engines… Toasty cottage. It’s nice to have socks and gloves dry once again. The graphic is a test of taking a bunch of … Continue reading

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Fall Migration

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Ducks on Lower Pond Animals have been migrating to their winter paddocks. Today the ducks moved to the house end shed and the lower pond.

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Christmas Cactus 2013

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Christmas Cactus Blooming Just a pretty flower. The first of many we’ll see in the coming weeks as the Christmas cactuses in the bathroom arch planter begin blooming.

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Butcher Shop Progress 20131126

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Will using Laser Level to set the Oubliette Hatch I’ve added a progress chart to the Butcher Shop page which shows a new column for percent done on each of the line items of our To-Do list.

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Blustery Piglet Day

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PB Just Before Weaning It certainly has been a windy day! And snowy. We spent several hours weaning, inspecting, notating and sorting piglets down from the mountain. It’s time. Everyone is moving off the high mountain pastures to the winter … Continue reading

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Power Inspector

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Helicopter We heard a helicopter hovering, and hovering, and hovering. It seemed not to be going away. Sometimes they do this when the government is looking for fields of marijuana. But this didn’t even sound like that. Ben and I … Continue reading

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FDA Extends FSMA Deadline – Get your comments in!

The FDA’s web site was messed up for quite a while so they have graciously extended the deadline for comments by a few days (more would have been appropriate) so there is still time for you to give them feedback … Continue reading

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Eight Sows and Piglets on Snow

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Sows and Piglets Waking on a Snowy Day These eight sows and their 92 piglets are on paddock ten of the upper fields in a grove of trees. The brush and trees provide wind protection. They actually could be deeper … Continue reading

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Interlocking Pours

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Interlocking Point for Concrete Pour We have neither the money nor the expertise to pour the entire building all in one shot, as thrilling as that might be. My solution is to carefully plan my cold joints.

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Wood Chips Arriving

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Truck Load of Wood Chips Arriving Large wood chips make a good bedding base. We like to build deep bedding packs for our winter paddock spaces. Over the winter these compost and heat up warming the pigs’s bellies.

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