Monthly Archives: April 2015

Spiked Hay Bales

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Strapped Round Hay Bales in South Arc There are a lot of little tricks to feeding hay like the strapped bales shown above in the open south field greenhouse. Hay bale orientation makes a difference in the speed with which … Continue reading

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Truffles

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Hope’s Chocolate Balls Teach your children to cook. Give them interesting cookbooks. Enjoy delicious cooking.

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First South Field Greenhouse Piglets

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First Piglets Born in South Field Greenhouse This is one of our Blackieline sows with her third litter which is the first litter to be born in the south field greenhouse, christening it for farrowing.

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Spring Piglets

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Spring Piglets with Chickens Piglets are popping. These little guys were born in the south field shed which is an open three sided shed wrapped around a courtyard. They have a deep bedding pack which gives them warmth from below … Continue reading

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Van on a Pillar of Ice

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Van up on Ice Pillar Our snow is almost, finally, gone. Some years it’s a little earlier. Some years later. Soon the fields will be green.

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Acres Magazine: The Practical Permaculture Pig

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Sugar Mountain Farm featured in Acres USA Magazine There is an article in the latest issue of Acres USA Magazine about pasturing pigs titled “The Practical Permaculture Pig” by Andrew French which goes into quite a bit of detail about … Continue reading

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Siberian Tiger Swimming

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Siberian Tiger Swim Click for Big Picture As is tradition, our mermaid went for a swim long before ice out on the upper pond.

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Spring Snows

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Middle of April Green Yes, it still looks like this here on the mountain. That is a photo taken on April 1st but it is no joke, it looks almost exactly the same today, April 13th. Winter is digging in … Continue reading

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Spring Piglets

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Spring Piglets A piglet fix for those without enough cuteness in their life…

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Apple Watch

On Sale starting today! Apple Watch – Too expensive to have on a farmer’s wrist. “Do not get me one for my birthday,” I said to my wife. “No problem,” she replied. Pear Watch – I don’t need two of … Continue reading

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