Monthly Archives: March 2015

Improved Feed Digestibility via Probiotics

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Boar Carrying Hay Time to time someone tells me pigs can’t eat grass, can’t eat pasture, can’t grow on a low calorie diet, must be fed grain, etc. Aside from the fact that not all pasture is grass they are … Continue reading

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Winter Trails

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Winter Pig Trail While technically, by the calendar, it may be spring, it is still winter here on the mountain. As such, the pigs are sticking close to their winter trails where the snow is packed hard making travel easy.

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Rare Jeffries Family Portrait

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Jeffries Family Portrait This is a very rare Jeffries Family portrait which shows my father, all of my brothers and sisters, most of our spouses and all of our children. Although not quite complete I like this photo due to … Continue reading

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Roof Snow Layers

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Roof Snow Layers I had mentioned before about how the many feet of snow we get each winter packs down to thin hard layers. The snow on the edge of this roof shows it really well. Part of that effect … Continue reading

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Kimsa

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Kimsa on Snow This is Kimsa, one of the dogs from our pack who lives at another farm. Once and a while she comes back for a much enjoyed visit. It is always wonderful to see her.

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Slow Night

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Slow, Shaky Cresent Moon One star to the right…

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Cole Ward May 2015 Meat Cutting Workshop

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Master Butcher Coleman Ward Cole Ward, the master butcher with whom our family apprenticed, is holding another of his great meat cutting weekend workshops. From the brochure: Learn to break down a heritage whole hog, improve your knife skills, make … Continue reading

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Hot Tubbing Piglet

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Hot Tubbing Piglet Occasionally a piglet is not thriving under natural conditions. It survives making the transition from womb to world but isn’t doing well. These little guys sometimes get brought into our cottage and given a hot bath and … Continue reading

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Auto Pig Sorter

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Auto Pig Sorter Seen from Approach Perspective Although we have multiple herd groups, for ease of management, water access, whey feeding and such we like to keep the pigs in large groups than smaller where possible. In the warm months … Continue reading

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Possum Time

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Possom a.k.a. Opossom a.k.a Didelphimorphia Opossom are not very common around here, and they’re not known by that name either – I tend to hear people poss’m when they mention them at all. I think it has been decades since … Continue reading

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