Monthly Archives: April 2014

Will’s Granite Welding Slab

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Will’s Granite Welding Slab Will is working on making the doors for the butcher shop. These are stainless steel for longevity, easy cleaning and sanitary conditions for food processing. The doors need to be perfectly flat so they hang and … Continue reading

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Barrel Hinges

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Stainless Steel Barrel Hinges These are stainless steel barrel hinges which we’ll use on doors and cabinets in the butcher shop. Will is fabricating strong stainless steel doors for the butcher shop because doors are one of the major failure … Continue reading

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Remus on Hay Bale

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Remus Enjoying the Sun Our chickens and pigs are not the only ones who’ve been enjoying the recent warm and sunny weather. This is Remus, the negotiator, who is one of our livestock guardian herding dogs taking a break on … Continue reading

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April Snows

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Our Tiny Cottage in Fresh Snow – Sugar Mountain in the background We had a delightful spring and summer this year. It got up to almost 50°F, briefly, and the glaciers receded a little so there were a few square … Continue reading

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Blog Updates April 2014

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Yellow Sunflower Petal – A memory of color and Summer to come…(Click for big picture) A lot of people have been encouraging me for years to add Google ads and Amazon ads to my blog because as they point out, … Continue reading

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Firewood Borer

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Boring Wood(Click for big picture) This is a chunk of firewood from this year which I noticed had a wood borer tunnel in it. There are a number of types of beetles that tunnel through wood. Most of the three … Continue reading

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South Field Winter Paddock

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Pigs on South Field Plateau The south field has a plateau we carved which during the summers is a one acre garden for growing pumpkins, beets and other good fall food for the pigs. During the cold season this area … Continue reading

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Exploding Dish of Color

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Milk, Soap, Color – Explosions!(Click for big picture) Hope was doing some experiments with surface tension and solubility of dyes in water vs fats. Exploding colors! It is quite beautiful as a still image but the motion that was going … Continue reading

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Piglets Sunning

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Sow and Piglets Sunning with Chickens Piglets have been popping out in this lovely weather. These little ones are enjoying the warm spring sun in the court yard of the south field shed. They’re up on a deep bed of … Continue reading

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Hope’s Gory Leg

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Hope’s Gory Leg No, Hope did not fall down on a sharp knife. She did this to herself. Very purposefully. No, she’s not doing cutting. She applied this as fake makeup. Fake gore. For one of her experiments she was … Continue reading

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