Monthly Archives: May 2014

Moving Pigs in a Fence Panel

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Normally we herd pigs using our hands or sorting boards but occasionally the situation calls for tighter control such as when a pig is being uncooperative. In such a situation a piece of stock panel fencing bent around in a … Continue reading

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Purple Carpet

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Low Growing Vinca Minor Purple Flowers Flowering right in the shade. Also called Periwinkle. Outdoors: 64°F/43°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 66°F/63°F Daily Spark: Customer: “Can I have a ruler?” Salesman: “Sure! We’re offering Dukes today for just $4,999.”

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Watermelon Dog Days

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Katya Eating Watermelon Katya doesn’t always eat meat. She also loves chocolate, cheese and watermelon.

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Cole Ward Meat Cutting Class 6/28

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Island in the Orange Reservoir Master butcher Cole Ward who we apprenticed with for 18 months is offering a meat cutting class at chez Chef Courtney. Date: Saturday, June 28th, 2014 Time: Starts at 8 AM and goes until the … Continue reading

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Escape Route

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Whey Rock Escape Route Pigs are not actually all that intelligent despite the anthropomorphism put forth by Hollywood. The fact is, pigs are very, very good at being pigs. But pigs are not dogs and pigs are not humans. Some … Continue reading

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Umbilical Hernia

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Pig with Umbilical Hernia Not everybody’s perfect. Once in a while someone’s belly button doesn’t get properly tied by the doctor and you get an outie or it even comes untied, or unbuttoned, in which case you get a hernia … Continue reading

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Dust Bowl

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Chicken Dust Bowl Pigs like to wallow in the mud. It is a sunscreen, insect repellant, skin moisturizer and helps them cool down.

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Polyurea Tractor Tire Repair

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Polyurea Tire Patch One of the rear tires of the tractor has a bad spot. At some point a stick stuck through the face of the tire causing us misery. It has been getting worse for a couple of years. … Continue reading

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First Bonfire of 2014

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Bonfire at Upper Pond It’s cookout weather! We have a fire ring of stones on the knoll by the upper pond. This is an ideal bonfire cookout spot. It looks out over the pond and south field, is close to … Continue reading

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Piglet Fix – Blackie Line

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New Piglets These piglets were born out in the far end of the south field. This year we ended up with a little extra hay at the end of the year and Ben set some bales out in the brush … Continue reading

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