Monthly Archives: February 2014

Walter’s Lectures in Economics Makes Magazine Cover

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Walter and Pigs on Magazine Cover – Winter Fun! click-it February 27th, 2014 – Walter and pigs appeared on the cover of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) Volume 4, Issue 2 / Winter 2013–2014. From … Continue reading

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Why More Big Breasts are Better

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Petra Farrowing in Garden Shed – First Piglets Out There was a discussion of genetics over on the post about Five Boars and a Sow which lead to some discussion of tits on a boar, teat count, breast size and … Continue reading

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Five Boars and a Sow

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Spitz our Berkshire Boar Someone had asked for pictures of our various boars. These are some of the current gentlemen who service our ladies.

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Butcher Shop on Snow

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Butcher Shop on Snow With the cold winter weather it is very nice to be able to work inside the butcher shop where it is naturally a balmy 45°F just like the cave it was designed to be.

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Roaster and Rooster

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Old Cock A Blackie line roaster gilt pig and an Araucana rooster enjoying the sun on the deep bedding hay pack outside the south field shed. This rooster is getting on in years but still a dominant bird in the … Continue reading

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South Field Plateau Pig Panorama

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South Field Plateau Pigs Pigs and Chickens on the south field plateau looking north towards Sugar Mountain. Off in the distance to the right is Knox Mountain which lies beyond the borders of Sugar Mountain Farm.

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Sugar Mountain on Snow

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Sugar Mountain Frosted Sugar Mountain behind the line of maple trees that divide our north home field from our north field. One of my favorite view. Crystal clear on blue. Outdoors: 24°F/2°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 65°F/62°F Daily Spark: They say … Continue reading

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Kavi in the Dog House

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Kavi in the Dog House Kavi isn’t in the dog house because of doing anything wrong. I merely wanted to get a photo of the dog house with snow on top of it nearly as tall as it’s own arched … Continue reading

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Cole Ward, Master Butcher on Vermont Public Radio at Noon

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The Gourmet Butcher’s Guide to Meat Cole Ward, Master Butcher on Vermont Public Radio at Noon on Wednesday, February 19th. Here’s your chance to ask questions of the master about meat cutting, the meat industry and more. VPR has streaming … Continue reading

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How-to Bend Electrical Conduit

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Bending Grey Electrical PVC Conduit with a Heat Gun I’m working on installing the electrical along the top of the wall of the initial cutter room (iCutter) in our butcher shop. I’m packing a lot of conduit into a small … Continue reading

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