Monthly Archives: July 2015

One Million Words

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Over 1,000,000 Words According to the word counter I have now written 1,000,187 words on Sugar Mountain Farm blog posts. Yesterday’s post topped the one million word mark. An interesting milestone as we come up on my blog’s ten year … Continue reading

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North Home Field Sow and Piglets

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Nine Piglets in North Home Field A Piglet-Fix for those in need. These little piglets are hitting that maximum cuteness stage designed to pull the heart strings of mammals everywhere. It’s a good evolutionary strategy.

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Electric Gate

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Electrified Gate Pigs lift things with their noses and easily throw gates off their hinge hooks. This is an instinctual behavior – there is no particular intelligence about it. They stick their noses in low openings and lift. It’s rooting. … Continue reading

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Sorting & Driving Pigs

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Ben and Will Driving Pigs Each week we call pigs down from the mountain pastures to sort, select, redistribute and take to market. I use my magic wand, waving it above the herd and then spray paint their backs with … Continue reading

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Word Count 997,952

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997,952 Words I just found a WordPress tool which revealed that I’ve written 997,952 words on my blog. That’s nearly 1 Million words. Wow! I wasn’t expecting it to be anywhere near that high.

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Send Postcards for Desktop

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Inspector’s Desk As part of the USDA/State inspected meat processing facility (a.k.a. the butcher shop) we must provide an office for the inspector with a desk and locking file cabinet where they can do paperwork and such. Today I applied … Continue reading

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Signs in Vermont

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Round and Round They Went There is this funny sign in Montpelier that clearly shows two men and a lady dancing with a ladder. Why the ladder I have no idea!

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Mountain Bones

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Mountain Bones That ledge is the exposed bone of Sugar Mountain. When we built our cottage back in 2005 we dug down into the ledge to create an alcove. There were a few inches of top soil, then loose ledge, … Continue reading

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Seal the Hatches!

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Sealing the Hatches One of the last construction items on my list is sealing the hatches to the trenches where I access our plumbing. I designed the DWV plumbing such that almost all of the clean outs come to just … Continue reading

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Conversations with a Dog

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Fireworks The dogs and I don’t talk about deep philosophical things. But then I’m not so incline. Rather we talk about practical things. Livestock, predators, the weather, engineering, ferrets, fish, food, fire… Fire… Remus loves to talk about fire. “Can … Continue reading

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