Monthly Archives: April 2016

No Snow Day

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No Snow! A few days ago we got dumped on with six inches of snow. Now we’re back to a brief mud season and spring as usual. That was quick!

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Designer Pigs

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Open Scapula Bone There is a certain advantage to being both the farmer, the herd geneticist and the butcher on our farm because I get to intimately know our pigs inside and out. For 13 years I’ve been doing intensive … Continue reading

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Last Snow Storm of Winter

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Late April Snow Storm We got six inches of snow on April 26th. This isn’t the latest snowfall we’ve ever had and we can’t really count on gardening weather with no chance of frost until… maybe August. But I am … Continue reading

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Cheap Solar Panels

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The new “Mark X Leevfs”®™ are the cheapest solar panels I can find and they’re made right here in Vermont. I’ve installed them on all of my trees and pastures – complete coverage to try and get all that free … Continue reading

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Better Part of Valor

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Widow Maker No More Some things are dangerous enough that they are best not messed with, even by professionals. This tree had died and I started to cut it down last year. But, it proved to not want to come … Continue reading

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Baseball Pigs

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Baseball from South Field Ark Ben found this baseball out in the south field Ark in the bedding pack. Apparently our pigs have taken up winter practice for the coming ball season. Think of the Ark as Florida North.

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Over 5,000,000 Blog Visits

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North Home Field in Greener Days of Summer (Click image for large view) Apparently my blog recently passed the five million mark, without my noticing. I just saw that the visitor count at the bottom of the page is now … Continue reading

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Spring Piglets 2016

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Sows and Spring Piglets Piglets have been popping out, scampering about and enjoying the warm days we’ve been having. They’re still getting snow to play in from each night’s fall but it quickly melts in the warm sun.

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Curly Haired Pig

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Curly Hair This is a closeup of the back of a mature sow that has curly hair. Normally the hair on our pigs is straight. In the past I had sometimes seen curly hair on some small grower pigs due … Continue reading

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Snowy April Morning

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Dusting of Snow While it has been a low snow year and warmer than usual we are still getting a light dusting of snow almost every morning. It is only about half and inch to two inches, just enough to … Continue reading

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