Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Hanging

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Socket holes for the hanging. Welcome to our hanging! The hanging of our stainless steel bathroom door that is. Will has been fabricating our first door and today we tested the door. Will and I had hung it on a … Continue reading

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Pig vs Trough Size

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Small Sow and Little Piglets I’ve previously mentioned that we keep rocks on our troughs so pigs can climb out easily. On the Trough Repair post Adam asked: Just curious, is there a tank of certain dimensions that would discourage … Continue reading

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Dutch Flan

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Flan This dish goes by a number of different names such as Dutch Babies, Flan and Puff Pancakes. Rather like Indian Paintbrush and a-rose-is-a-rose. They’re delicious no matter the name. Will makes these for breakfast perhaps once week and I … Continue reading

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Popping Piglets

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Piglets in South Field Shed Piglets are popping out all over the place. These ones were born in the south field shed and two other litters also arrived this weekend. This is one of those times when the local pig … Continue reading

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Breaker Panel Installed

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GE TM30420C Three Phase Breaker Panel This week I get the main breaker panel installed as well as test installs of various types of wiring, lights, dimmers, switches and outlets so I can go over them with the master electrician … Continue reading

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Snoozing Sow and Piglets

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Sow with Piglets Snoozing on a Warm Spring Day (Click for a big copy for your desktop background) We’ve been having delightfully warm sunny weather. The snow is almost totally gone, just patches here and there in deep drifty shady … Continue reading

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Bring Me the Head of Blackbeard!

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Ham Cubes from Blackbeard “Bring me the head of Blackbeard!” screamed the governor. And the troops set out in search of that notorious, rascally scallywag, Edward Teach. While Blackbeard was not first pirate to ever fly the dreaded skull and … Continue reading

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How Many Sows Do You Need?

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15 New Born Piglets This is one of our Mainline sows who recently had fifteen live piglets and two dead. That’s an excellent piglet count and an excellent live birth rate. Not every ovum fertilized gestates. Not every fetus gets … Continue reading

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Bathroom Door Progress

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Will with Stainless Steel Bathroom Door Will has tacked the panels to the stainless steel tube frame he built for the bathroom door of our butcher shop and is now doing the continuous welds and grinding them smooth.

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Double Dog Dare

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Mirror Image on the Steps This is Sirus and Hanno, two of our livestock working dogs. They’re identical twins. Not just litter mates but they look virtually identical. They are clearly and truly very much alike, far more so than … Continue reading

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