Monthly Archives: August 2014

Call to the Darkest Night

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Lili White on Snow A few minutes later a lone wolf howled on the hill from the shadows of sunlight. A strange mournful sound. An unusual call. Rarely given. Rarely heard. Three times he called. And then there was silence.

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Brimming with Milk

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Black Sow and Piglets This is her first litter, thus she’s what is termed a Parity 1 sow. Before the litter was born she was a gilt – that is to say a ‘Miss’ in the parlance of pig production. … Continue reading

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Man the Torpedoes!

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Ben Loading Torpedos Our van does not have surface to air missiles, contrary to rumors.†

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Piggy Back

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Me and My Pig – Walter Carrying Roaster Pigs get to a size where carrying them gets a bit more difficult like with this 80 lb roaster. The fact that he objected to being picked up added to the challenge. … Continue reading

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White Cluster Flowers

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White Cluster Flowers Not yet identified. It’s that time of year for… Name That Flower!

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Happy Piglet Butts

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Eager, Happy Piglet Butts at the Milk Bar This is a sight I get to see a lot on my daily walks out in the fields.

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Pollinating Bumble Bee

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Bumble Bee on Goldenrod We have lots of pollinators. From tiny flies to bees to hummingbirds and more. This is a really good year for hummingbirds. Unlike what I’ve read in the papers we don’t seem to have any reduction … Continue reading

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Hope Dessert – Chocolate Cones

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Homemade Chocolate Cone filled with Homemade Mint Ice Cream Despite appearances, and despite the delicious taste, this was not made at the New England Culinary Institute’s dessert kitchen. Rather, Hope, age 11, made these delicious chocolate cones filled with mint … Continue reading

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17,019 Comments

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Seventeen Thousand Comments The other day we broke the four millionth visitor mark. Now we’ve broken the seventeen thousandth comment mark. Careful where you walk – Shattered records are littered all over the floor.

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Doubly Delicious Raspberry

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Double Berry Delicious We have a lot of raspberry bushes. They thrive in our soil and climate. There are several varieties. This year I noticed we have some that are double berries.

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