Monthly Archives: November 2014

Village Market in Waterbury

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Village Market in Waterbury, Vermont This year we began delivering to Village Market in Waterbury, Vermont along Main Street next to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.

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Gathering Grasses

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Sow Gathering Grass Just like in the story of the three little pigs the sows build their nests of straw (hay or grasses), sticks and stones. This sow is building her second nest.

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Hope Cake of Dr. Seuss

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Hope’s Dr. Seussian Cake Twice as delicious as it looks! Outdoors: 37°F/30°F 1/2″ Snow Tiny Cottage: 63°F/58°F Fire Daily Spark: In the future everyone will be perfect through the benefits of genetic engineering. This means everyone will look alike and … Continue reading

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Memories of Green

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Training Pigs and Chickens There is sticky white stuff all over the ground but we’re going to ignore that and remember the color green by looking at pretty pictures such as the one using a little bread to train the … Continue reading

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Recessive Trait – Crook Tail

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Crook Tailed Piglet How a tail curls is partially under the control of an animal but can also be genetic. This piglet has a crook tail. When I first saw this a couple of years ago I thought the piglet … Continue reading

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Les Bulldozer

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Les and his D5M Bulldozer This is Les with his D5M Caterpillar Bulldozer. He just got done preparing the site for our greenhouse in the south field. It used to slope 6′ east to west across the area I wanted … Continue reading

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Sorting Pen Piglets

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Eight New Piglets When we were sorting pigs the other day for market I saw this sow who was quite close. We cut her out from the north herd and moved her to the south sorting corral with hay. She … Continue reading

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Brassicas Endure

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Brassica Stub The pigs tend to eat the leaves of kale, cabbage, broccoli and other brassicas during the warm months, leaving the roots to continue growing. A good sustainable practice. It’s mid-November and these are one of the things that … Continue reading

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Cole Ward Available for Fall Butchering

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Master Butcher Coleman Ward In preparation for opening our own butcher shop our elder son Will and I spent 18 months apprenticing with master butcher Cole Ward of Vermont to learn the art, craft and science behind traditional meat cutting. … Continue reading

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BlueSky Cloud

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Blue Sky Cloud This cloud was for a friend I lost. I put it on her desktop. She has a game she likes to play with our daughter where she takes photos of clouds and prints one out for each … Continue reading

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