Monthly Archives: February 2015

Winter Hay Composition

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Sample of Hay Click for Big Picture I often get asked about the exact composition of hay we feed. Since we don’t cut our own hay but rather buy it in from several other farms I don’t have control over … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Tarp Pull

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South Field Greenhouse Frame In Morning Light This morning we put the tarp on the south field greenhouse. It had arrived on Wednesday. We immediately got it in place ready to pull. Since then we have been waiting for the … Continue reading

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Sunning Piglets in Winter Garden

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Sunning Piglets in Winter Garden Cold nights but warm piglets basking in the sun.

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Greenhouse Tarp Prepped

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Greenhouse Cover Ready to Pull The 100’x56′ billboard tarp for the greenhouse arrived yesterday. Will, Ben and I got it positioned out along side the frame and then this morning Hope helped us put the 96′ long pipe through the … Continue reading

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Pigs Moving Into Greenhouse

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Pigs In Greenhouse Although we do not have the cover on the greenhouse yet we have been moving pigs in to the wind protected space created by the north tarp.

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Pet Snake

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Electrical Snake This is my pet electrical snake. I like it a lot better than the metal tape snakes I had in the past because this is a round plastic which bends well in all directions, does not easily jam … Continue reading

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Dryer Plug

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Dryer Plug There are a lot of different types of plugs and sockets. The ostentatious reason is to keep people from plugging the wrong things into sockets. I sometimes suspect the real reason behind some of the variations is commercial … Continue reading

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Admin Wiring Done

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Shunted Lamp Holder This week I finished up the electric in the butcher shop Admin which includes the hall, inspector’s office, bathroom and initial cutting room where we’ll be butchering and making sausage. All equipment is tested and in place.

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So-Low Installed

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Will Lifting So-Low on Tractor We just installed the So-Low ultra-low freezer. The addition of fans turns it into a flash freezer or blast freezer. If you want meat, or anything else, to freeze to the maximum quality you do … Continue reading

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Cottage Door Ice Wall

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Morning Light on Cottage Door Ice Wall I’ve been encouraging this huge icicle to grow next to our door. It’s like growing beans but upside down. The weather conditions have been just right. It gives me ideas.

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