Monthly Archives: December 2013

Prickly Pod Post

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Prickly, Prickly, Prickly A lot of plants have teeth and claws. No touch me on pain of pain they say. But those with toughie tongues, draw them in and munch them down. Funny thing. I would not want to eat … Continue reading

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Dustbuddie Fail

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Broken DustBuddy In finishing off the interior of the butcher shop we have lots of grinding and polishing to do which can be rather dusty work. In addition to the vacuum and dust collector system we built that exhausts outside … Continue reading

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Updated Time Table

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Smokehouse Ceiling Vent For those who like to watch things happen check out the updated time table for our butcher shop. Many of the milestones have new progress percentages for how much has been completed. Right now we’re doing parging … Continue reading

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100 Watt Light Bulbs Are Available

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100 Watt Light Bulbs Turns out you still can buy 100 Watt light bulbs despite the dicktatoral policies of our leerless feeders in Washington. Google.

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Bilingual Dogs

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Walter and Friends in Warmer Days Growing up I knew a talking sheepdog, one of those big long haired ones, who spoke a half dozen or so English words in a thick accent. No, he didn’t have an English accent … Continue reading

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Flushed Away

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Partition Pieces The other day I mentioned that we were placing partitions. Those are ‘ferro-cement’ partition pieces above that we use to fill in holes and build non-structural walls. Rather than being made with metal (ferro) these are made with … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2013

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Merry Christmas from the Jeffries Family A Christmas meal well enjoyed… Outdoors: 13°F/-3°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 64°F/56°F Daily Spark: There are three kinds of men. Those that learn by reading. Those that learn by observing. The rest have to pee … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Cutting 2013

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Sow Investigated Our Christmas Tree Hunt We get our Christmas trees from small conifers growing in our pastures. These trees get lots of sunlight and have little competition so they grow very densely.

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Bucket Pig

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Peek-a-Boo Pig in a Bucket Now that winter is officially here eight new litters of piglets have been born this week just in time for Christmas. I expect we’ll see a whole bunch more before the week is done – … Continue reading

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The First Time I Killed My Wife

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Blue Sky Peace of Mind “Honest, officer, she stepped into the punch…” I suppose that is what I could have said, had they asked. Had a police officer even been present to ask. But nobody was there to help. Explaining … Continue reading

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