Monthly Archives: August 2015

Wanted: A Few Good Bitches

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Kavi watching from on high. Our large pack has six generations and over 25 years of history guarding and herding our livestock, protecting them from local predators, eating small pests and living the good life. With our next generation we … Continue reading

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Raspberries in Season

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Perfect Raspberry We’ve been enjoying the bounty of raspberries for over a month. It is not quite as plentiful as last year but still a very good year. These grow wild all over the mountain. They do particularly well with … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Pears

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Pears in Sky This is a good year for the apples and pears. They’re a wonderful late summer and fall forage for the livestock who clean up under the trees. Outdoors: 74°F/59°F Sunny, 1/2″ Rain Tiny Cottage: 69°F/62°F Daily Spark: … Continue reading

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How Big is that Piggy in the Roaster

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88 lb Roaster in a 120 Quart Cooler I’ve been logging the sizes of roaster pigs since a frequently asked question is: How Big is that Piggy in the Window?

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Vermont On-Farm Butcher Shop Label

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Sugar Mountain Farm On-Farm Butcher Label The other week I submitted our new label artwork for a verbal approval, sort of a pre-approval prior to submitting all of our paperwork. Today I got back an unofficial okay so here it … Continue reading

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Adams Farm Slaughter

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Adams Farm Slaughter in Athol, Mass As I have mentioned before we’ve been taking our pigs every week to Adams Farm Slaughter in Athol, Mass and been very pleased with them. They are by far the best in all of … Continue reading

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How to Roast a Pig with a Rock

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Remains of a Stone Age Pig Roast This pig was cooked largely by the heat of a rock. It is a 16 lb roaster pig that cooked for almost nine hours. A long slow cook over a low heat that … Continue reading

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Pop Dragons

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Dragons on a Blue Sky Jewel Weed is one of my favorite flowers. Admittedly I have a lot of favorites and now is the season of the dragon.

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Tusk Hooked

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Montpelier Building by Bridge No photo of today’s topic because when a 1,000 lb boar has his tusk stuck on the fence you don’t lollygag around with a camera.

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Inspector’s Desktop Postcards In Flight

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Temporary Arrangement of Postcards, Coins, Stamps, Photos & Drawings Click for Big Picture Back in July I requested Postcards for the Inspector’s Desktop. The response has been great from people around the world. Our current greatest distance for postcards travelled … Continue reading

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