Monthly Archives: November 2015

Deep Drilling Radishes

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Daikon Radish Don’t plant daikon radishes where you want hard compacted soil to stay hard and compacted – e.g., roads and paths. These are also sold under various names like Tiller Radishes. They are very good at drilling their long … Continue reading

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Sausage Making

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Now that we have the butcher shop up and running we’ve been working on getting our cut and pack times down as well as adding sausage to our repertoire. I’ve made many small batches as I perfect my techniques. So … Continue reading

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Hay’s Here 2015 – Investment Banking

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204 Bales of Hay on the Landing, 204 Bales of hay… …Take one down, pass it around, 203 bales of hay on the landing… Yes, pigs eat hay. About 100 to 150 tons a year pass through our pigs. This … Continue reading

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Particle Accelerator Installed

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Girl Genius with New Cottage Space Drive I took this photo from way down in the ground level of the cottage looking up at Hope after she had just finished installing the neutrino particle accelerator in the loft of our … Continue reading

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Lost Balloons

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Little Lost Balloons in a Tree in the Thousand Acre Woods Did you ever wonder where balloons go to die? You’re at the fair or a party. A balloon is lost from a young child’s grip. It sails upward and … Continue reading

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Alien Communications

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Katya Thinking Peanut’s Snoopy is cute, quirky and highly intelligent. But he’s just a cartoon. Or is he? Much of what he does I’ve seen dogs do. They think about things, they dance, they care, they have opinions, they communicate.

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First Fall Fire

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Fire Flower Yesterday Ben and I cleaned the chimney and today I lit the first fall fire to inaugurate the winter of 2015-2016. We’ve been having a pleasantly warm fall and this is quite late for first fire. Usually I … Continue reading

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Pig Proof Fence

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Pig Proof Fence Pigs are not terribly hard to fence once trained to electric, provided the electric stays on and everything they want is inside the pastures where we want them to be.

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About to Farrow

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Late Gestation Sow A frequent question is how do you know when a sow is close to farrowing. The lady above is an example.

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New Freezer

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With our increasing pig sales as we open the butcher shop we have been running out of freezer space. We keep very little actual inventory long term in the freezer but each week we need to hold stuff sometimes for … Continue reading

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