Monthly Archives: July 2015

Butcher Shop July Temps

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Butcher Shop Staying Cool in July’s Hot Sun Without any mechanical refrigeration the butcher shop stays cool in the summer and without any heating it stays warm in the winter. This is due to the extreme insulation (R30 to R120), … Continue reading

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Remus and Dudley II

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Remus Guarding Piglet Our dogs have a clear and strong urge to guard live animals even though they are quite willing, even eager, to eat the dead. Theirs is a moral argument for both protecting and cherishing life while also … Continue reading

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Apply Within

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Now Hiring – Apply Within That is just so very Zen.

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Vote for Omnivores

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Any trumped up nut case can promise a carrot or chicken in every pot. Support Diversity, Vote for Omnivores.

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Iron Oval

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Found Object: Iron Oval According to what I’ve read our land is too high up in the mountains for Native American settlements so we never find arrow heads. Our rock is igneous so we never find fossils. What we do … Continue reading

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Barn Swallow Chicks

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Barn Swallow Chicks We have a lot of killdeer, barn swallows and other birds in our pastures. In fact there are far more birds and other wildlife here now than when we moved to our land over 25 years ago. … Continue reading

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Exploding Phone Lines

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Lightning Blown Box Mother Nature had a temper tantrum. She blew up our phone line which runs about half a mile from our house down the mountain to the nearest POTS pedestal. Both the box at the pedestal and the … Continue reading

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Roaster Pigs Flying Home in July

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Sugar Mountain Farm Roaster Pig Ready To Cook We have several fresh and frozen roasters available ranging from 33 to 88 lbs. A fresh pig can can be picked up this week or for a $100 deposit we can put … Continue reading

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Butcher Shop Construction Completed

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Walter Placing Aquabot Cover – Last Construction Detail Yesterday we completed the last bit of construction on the butcher shop – I got the Aquabot† in place and hooked up with electricity and plumbing. That is the last construction item … Continue reading

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Peep Peep New Chicks

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Rhode Island Red Hen with Nine Chicks In addition to sounds of piglets and nine goslings we also have two new clutches of chicks from our hens. The Rhode Island Red hen above has none. There were actually two hens … Continue reading

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