Monthly Archives: June 2015

Hot Hot Water

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180°F Sanitizing Water Hose One of the requirements for inspection is 180°F hot water for sanitizing. This is very hot. And dangerous.

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Fresh & Frozen Roasters Available Today

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Sugar Mountain Farm Roaster Pig Ready To Cook We have a fresh 52 lb roaster pig ($320) available for this weekend (Saturday & Sunday 6/27 & 6/28) as well as a frozen 11 lb oven roaster ($210). The fresh pig … Continue reading

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Cohort Size & Summer Feeder Weaner Piglets Available

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Sleeping Summer Feeder Weaner Piglets We just weaned piglets last week and have caught up with the backlist of reserved piglets so feeder weaner piglets are available to buy and raise up over the summer months. These piglets are six … Continue reading

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Kayak Fun

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Will and Kimsa Kayaking on Upper Pond Life is not all hard work on the farm. Our upper pond is a great place to cool off and play. The reservoir is our storage basin to make sure we can get … Continue reading

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Washing Machine Installed

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Washing Machine Test Yesterday morning we installed the washing machine and took it for a spin. This is an example of one of the Miscellaneous items that from yesterday’s To-Do List for the butcher shop. To be a USDA inspected … Continue reading

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Butcher Shop To-Do

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To-Do List To Completion My To-Do list to finish the butcher shop is getting shorter and shorter. It is now down under one page – above is the short outline summary of the list. Just a few little things, cleanup, … Continue reading

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Inverted Nipple

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Inverted Nipple When I am doing vaccines I like to have isopropyl alcohol available for dipping tools and needles. The problem is it’s all too easy to spill a pail of C3H8O. While feeding a kitchen pig I serendipitously dropped … Continue reading

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Septic Connected

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Butcher Shop Septic Connection For a USDA meat processing facility, e.g., the butcher shop, it is required by regulations that the process water such as that from the sinks and floors of the cutting room have a separate piping system … Continue reading

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Water Test Passed!

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Sugar Mountain Farm Butcher Shop Water Test Results We passed our water test!

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Product Mortality

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New Goslings This is a totally out of the left field thought but worth considering… Where do dead product lines go? What is the morality of product mortality?

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