Monthly Archives: October 2015

Halloween 2015

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Halloween 2015 in Montpelier, VT This year the Barre merchants decided to hold Halloween on Friday, October 30th, instead of the real Halloween date so a lot of people missed the traditional parade in Barre. I learned later from the … Continue reading

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TV Short About Sugar Mountain Farm Butcher Shop Opening

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Sugar Mountain Farm on TV October 30th 2015 – Judy Simpson with cameraman Lance of WCAX-TV reported on the opening of our new butcher shop West Topsham Farm Builds New Facility to Process Locally Raised Pork. Here’s your chance to … Continue reading

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Sand Barrel

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Sand Barrel This is something that rural folk will immediately recognize for what it is but city folk may likely mistake it for an odd trash can.

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Kermit and the Ganders

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Geese in a Cage We have geese. People often ask, what are the geese for? Do we use them for guarding? Do we sell goose for Christmas?

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Hot Pepper Beer

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Hot Pepper Hops We get a little bit of spent barley from a local brew pub. It makes a nice supplement to pasture and they are right on our delivery route so it is efficient to pick it up making … Continue reading

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Pigs Fix Fences

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Fence Pigs Will Fix Our land is not straight, level nor plumb. Rather it waves up and down the slopes of the mountain. That tends to make fencing a bit of a challenge. Fence lines like to be pulled tight … Continue reading

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Length of a Dog’s Tongue

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Measure of a Dog When I get done with a jar of peanut butter I give it to our dogs. They love PB. The jar pictured above is just a little to big for Remus, our largest dog. He holds … Continue reading

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Cold Bumble Bee

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Cold Bumble Bee This is not the weather for bumble bees as they’re bumbling more than usual. This lady was hanging out on a flower and fell off. I turned her over and put her in a sunny spot so … Continue reading

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Back to the Future Again

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Hot Italian Sausage, Pesto & Linguini with Leeks & Zucchini Pesto, leeks and zucchini from our gardens. Hot Italian sausage we made in our new butcher shop from our pigs that graze on our pastures. Mint tea growing wild on … Continue reading

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First Cut Under Inspection

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Vermont State Inspector† Today we had our first day of meat processing in our new butcher shop under Vermont state inspection! This means that we can now start doing our own butchering.

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