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Sow Hut v0.7.2

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Portable Sow Hut A bunch of people have asked about the sow huts we use which have appeared in the background of various photos here on my blog. Most recently the questions have been about the type shown here.[1, 2, … Continue reading

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Cottage at Five Years

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Tiny Cottage at Five Years November 6th, 2006 we began building our tiny cottage and in two months our family closed it in. The cottage is a high mass building with about 100,000 lbs of masonry and well insulated small … Continue reading

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Yellow Flower

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A Spot of Color – Click for the Big Picture The color seems to be draining out of the world as we move into late fall towards winter. Greys and dull browns are dominating the view in the few remaining … Continue reading

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Piglets

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Sow, Piglets, Sheep & Chickens Grazing Feeder Weaner Piglets reserves list is already expanding – Get your deposit in now. Timing is always sows be willing. Contact Walter to reserve now. Would you like to raise your own pigs? In … Continue reading

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First Snow 2009

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Tiny Cottage in Blanket of SnowSince we, as usual, have fall construction projects, I was rather hoping for the first snow to wait until winter was officially here on December 21st. That had been the plan. But this morning we … Continue reading

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Torn Piglets – Portable Sow Hut

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Torn with newborn piglets Torn is an interesting pig. She is very friendly and an excellent mother. She is also torn. She was viciously beat up by another pig when she was little, a mere 200 lbs or so. She … Continue reading

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Piglet Time! Piglet Time!

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Mouse with PigletsNo, that is not the small furry rodent type mouse. This Mouse is one of our sows and weighs more like 700 lbs or so after she has farrowed. Maybe more. She has twelve healthy piglets there in … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Walls Inner Forms

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Will bracing the first inner wall forms.In our quest for better winter farrowing we are building a combination greenhouse winter farrowing space. The greenhouse design is the cumulation and analysis of the last several years of experimentation we’ve done with … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Walls Iron Work

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Greenhouse forms viewed from the north.The new greenhouse we’re building is a large open three sided shed which will be dividable into different configurations for housing animals during the winter while still giving them free access to the out doors … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Wall Outer Forms

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Holly bringing down a load of forms from the cottage level.Our big fall construction project is a combination greenhouse and winter farrowing space. Like our previous temporary winter housing this will be an open shed which protects the pigs from … Continue reading

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