Monthly Archives: January 2015

Greenhouse Frame Finished

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Finished Greenhouse Frame Will, shown in the orange work suit, was the master builder of our greenhouse. The frame is now finished and solid. One of the last things he and Ben did was to put a beam that runs … Continue reading

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Near Field Physics

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Fundamental Particle Discoveries Through the Ages Reminder: Order bacon seeds early.

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Hands On Butchering Workshop

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Master Butcher Cole Ward Our family apprenticed for 18 months with master butcher Cole Ward to learn the art of meat cutting so that we can open our own on-farm butcher shop. Cole is doing a hands-on work shop at … Continue reading

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Sunset off Knox Mountain

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Sunset over Knox Mtn Katya and I saw this sunset to our north as I worked at finishing up some wiring in the butcher shop. “North!?” I hear you say with indignation, “The sun sets in the west!”

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Cheap Screw

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Stripped Head of Cheap Screw I’m working on finishing up the electrical wiring for our butcher shop. A frustration is the cheap quality of the screws used by the outlet makers. The soft metal and shallow heads strip out way … Continue reading

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Pig Weed a.k.a. Amaranth

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Amaranth The tall deep red colored plant in this photo is one of several varieties of amaranth. It tastes a bit like spinach. Also visible in the forground is a green variety. This is commonly known as pig weed.

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Sugar Mountain Frosted

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Sugar Mountain Frosted Click for big picture. To the left is the peak of Sugar Mountain after a hard wind and snow. Looking straight up the middle of the valley Knox Mountain can be seen through the notch in the … Continue reading

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Conduit Mouse

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Conduit Mouse I’ve been playing with my snake a lot but there have been a few places it has been unwilling to go through the maze of conduits on our butcher shop walls. After much struggle I called on the … Continue reading

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Freezer Shuffle

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Will Moving Chest Freezer We’re playing freezer shuffle as we get ready to open the butcher shop. It will be a while before we use the real freezer system in the butcher shop, the walk-in coolers as they are a … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Snow Day

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Blue Sky Snow Day Over Butcher Shop Click image for Big Picture The view down our driveway looking north towards Knox Mountain was breath taking today. Crisp cold mornings after hard blown snow leaves the whole world looking fresh, new … Continue reading

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