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Eastern Sunset

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Eastern Sunset Because Sugar Mountain and Bear Ridge are too our west and south west we don’t get much in the way of western sunsets. Instead we look eastward to see the sunset colors on the clouds over the same … Continue reading

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Sugar Mountain Farm on the Map

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Sugar Mountain Farm Field Cut 2009 We’re on Google Maps! I just noticed that Google Maps have been updated with a more current photo of our farm. The previous ariel photo was almost a decade old. We’re out in the … Continue reading

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Butcher Shop Location

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Speckled Blue Sky Clouds humble.pie wrote:A few days ago i returned to sugar mountain farm blog after several months & discovered you pouring concrete piers & foundations for what will be the slaughterhouse. That’s what gives me pause. It looks … Continue reading

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Big Rock Pile

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My Big Rock PileThat lovely pile of rocks is where I’ve been collecting some of the big stones as we terraform around the farm, creating terraces out of the steep hill sides. We’ve gathered these out of the soil and … Continue reading

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Kill Deer

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KillDeerToday as I was checking fence lines in the north field I saw two killdeer flitting around the new terraces. Perhaps they have a nest in the dirt bank there. The photo above is one I got of a killdeer … Continue reading

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First Stones in Place

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Cutting Granite Tank Header Beam This week we began placing the first stone of the tiny cottage. Up until now we have been doing poured concrete walls, poured concrete slab, concrete block and ferro cement work. Placing our first pieces … Continue reading

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Sticks & Stones

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Panorama of stone dump around lower pig pond. Click it!For the last several years we have been receiving deliveries of waste granite from the local quarries and stone cutting sheds where they make memorials (e.g., grave stones), curbing, counters and … Continue reading

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October Construction Panorama

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The most complex sections of concrete forms are up and in place with insulation and rebar going in. This house site panorama is actually from yesterday – more forms are up now. We are not a terribly fast work crew. … Continue reading

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Harvest Time

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Tomatillo Fruit in its Paper Wrapper.Garden-wise this has been a rather odd year. It started out quite warm with us getting our last frost for the spring on April 22nd. For our area that is amazingly early. Normally we get … Continue reading

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Line Level

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This is a life saver. Not the round kind that you throw in the water to a drowning person. Not the candy kind you eat. No, this is what is used to teach us hillbillies what level looks like. Frankly, … Continue reading

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