Monthly Archives: May 2016

Precision Packing

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Ben Stuffing Ground Pork There is a cool trick to packing the ground meat into bags. At the suggestion of one of the inspectors who also has his own meat cutting business we use our vertical sausage stuffer. The stuffer … Continue reading

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Cleaning in the Mist

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Steamed Up in iCutter “It was a dark and stormy night with a fog so thick you can cut knives with it….” Literally one can’t see half way across the room due to the intense mist as I wash down … Continue reading

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Piglets Spring 2016

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A piglet fix for those in need.

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Spring Pastures

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Sow on Spring Pasture This sow is grazing in the lower south field just below an aspen grove. The pigs mow the grass, clovers and other forages to a almost lawn like consistency. They do very little rooting. The rooting … Continue reading

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Apple Blossoms in History

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Apple Blossoms The Cherry trees have been blooming for a while. The apple and pear trees burst into color this week. After winds the driveway is carpeted in white and pink petals like confetti for a wedding or ticker tape … Continue reading

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Pup-Pup Arrival

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Pup-Pup and Hanno at Upper Pond Picnic Area Today I got a new puppy! This has been in the works for a long time. I wanted to get a new female to join our pack as a breeder to keep … Continue reading

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Dogs, Long Sentences & Altruism

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Katya Reading Local Newspaper The dogs generally don’t string more than two words together but occasionally they’ll go further. Katya and Remus tend to be at the vanguard of complexity. This afternoon Katya used a mix of sign and vocals … Continue reading

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Slit My Wrists

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Scar after some woman slit my wrist… Two weeks ago some woman that I had barely met slit my wrist. The skin’s closed up and I took the stitches out last Monday. I think it is going to heal up … Continue reading

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Last Snow of 2016 Spring

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Snow on Chopping Block Hopefully that is the last snow of this spring. We got 2″ overnight. The pattern of melt on the chopping block shows how the edges are cooler than the center.

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Sap House Spring

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Sap House Spring One of the big factors in picking the land for our farm was water. I wanted to be at the top of the water shed so I was not receiving pollution from some source further up and … Continue reading

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