Monthly Archives: July 2016

Day Lily Whirl

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Day Lily in a Whirl of Motion This is not a computer edited photo. It’s not CGI. Rather I spun my hand as I took the photo. It is a rather pleasing effect.

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Dragons Out

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Jewelweed and Water Droplet One of my favorite flowers is the jewelweed also known as Touch-Me-Nots and scientifically named Impatiens noli-tangere. It grows wild and particularly likes moist soils. The flowers look like little dragons and are gorgeous colors.

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Whey Trough Divider in Winter

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Whey Trough Divided On some of our whey troughs we have dividers that allow the same trough to serve multiple groups. This makes feeding the pigs easier as we can fill a single 300 gallon whey trough to serve two … Continue reading

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Fortune Telling on TV

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Pile of Knuckle Bone Dice The pile of knuckle bone dice above were shipped to a TV studio for use in an upcoming series that will feature a failed magician turned fortune teller. These bones from pastured pigs who lived … Continue reading

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The Red Pill or The Blue Pill?

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To Which Reality to You Subscribe? In the Matrix Morpheus offers Neo a choice of the red pill or the blue pill, two alternative realities reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. These red and blue pills are my version.

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Roaster Pigs July 2016

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Sugar Mountain Farm Pig Roast We have some roaster pigs in the freezer that are available for immediate events. Roasters can vary from the intimate ~10 pounders for a few friends to larger spit roasters up to 200 lbs to … Continue reading

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20,000th Comment!

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Performing Carpel Tunnel Surgery on a Pig The prize for the 20,000th comment goes to Eggyknap for their comment on the Mystery Photo post in June.

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Field of Marshmallows

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White Marshmallow Flower (Althaea officinalis) You may not realize it but those little sugary confectionaries that you roast on a stick start out as flowers like this which grow in our pastures. Some are pink and some are white. The … Continue reading

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Last Chance for Inspector’s Desk

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As some of you already know, I have a craft project where I’m coating the inspector’s desk in the butcher shop with postcards, stamps, drawings and money from people all around the country and from some other countries under a … Continue reading

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Healed Broken Back

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Broken Back Healed Up On rare occasions as I disassemble a pig I’ll find signs of injuries like the broken backbone in the photo above. This pig was probably stepped on as a piglet when it’s bones were fairly soft … Continue reading

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