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Internet Downed by Pig Attack

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Phone Cable Splicing As you may well be aware, hackers have been interrupting the UK and USA internet a fair bit over the past month causing massive outages. Well, as I was out in the fields hauling newly delivered winter … Continue reading

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Sugar Mountain Farm in 1939

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1939 Arial Photo of Our Valley Our farm was first settled in 1777. The house was initially a log cabin that was probably sited where it was due to the excellent spring just uphill that was exposed when the settlers … Continue reading

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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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Piglets in Hay

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Piglets in Hay

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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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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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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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Farmer, Baker, Butcher

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Walter in Butcher Shop Breaking Shoulders One of the great things about what we do is our days are filled with a many types of tasks. Doing one thing all day long, day in and day out gets dreary, at … Continue reading

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