Monthly Archives: June 2014

Horde of Piglets

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South Field Sows and Piglets There is a horde of piglets in the south field. One hundred and six piglets from June farrowings to be precise. They range from about three pounds up to thirty five pounds or so – … Continue reading

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Porcupine Building

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The Butcher Shop at Sugar Mountain A recent visitor picking up their pastured pork described the butcher shop as a porcupine. It does rather resemble that with all the scaffolding.

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Magic Wall Mystery Question

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Strange Ghostly Circles in Butcher Shop In our butcher shop hall closet six strange circles have magically appeared on the back wall. Are these ghosts trying to communicate from the beyond? What could have cause them? I wash the wall … Continue reading

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Odd Egg Out

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Odd Egg Out One of these eggs is not like the others… Well, actually, all of them are from our pastured chickens. We don’t feed commercial hen feed – I expect the chickens to work for a living foraging on … Continue reading

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Paper Wasp Nest

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Friendly Warriors Wasps are our friends. They hunt insects that I don’t want around, like Emerald Ash Borers, caterpillars that eat my garden plants, etc. Generally they build their nests out of the way as they like privacy. This one … Continue reading

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Dumpster Time

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Dumpster Pickup We do not have trash pickup because I do not like rat delivery. Twice in the past we had trash pickup and each time we ended up with rat populations as a result.

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The Rubbing Tree

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The Rubbing Tree This tree is in one of the lower south field farrowing paddocks. As you can see it is a favored rubbing spot for the big sows who are farrowing and nursing down there. When cutting trees to … Continue reading

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Piglets in Shade

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Piglets in Shade With all these warm sunny days and new piglets being born we have to be a little careful about sunburn. White pigs can burn, no surprise, but even black pigs burn. The trick is to provide shade. … Continue reading

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Phase Converter

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Phase Technologies Phase Perfect PT-355 Phase Converter Large motors run more efficiently and last longer on three phase (3Ø) power than on single a.k.a. split phase power. We’re way the heck out at the end of the power line and … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice 2014

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Sows and Piglets Upper South Field For Summer Solstice I got planting done. I’m a bit late. So I scaled back to things that are likely to get to harvest before first frost, things that can tolerate frost and a … Continue reading

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