Whole Pig or Two Halves Available

This week I have a whole pig available. It could also be two halves. The cost is $4/lb hanging weight plus processing as a whole pig or $5/lb + processing as a half pig.

Delivery is available on our weekly route throughout much of Vermont. You can also pickup here at the farm and we can ship within the continental USA. Shipping cost varies with zip code (distance) and generally runs about $50 to $150 per box. A half pig is two to three boxes and a whole pig is four to five boxes.

Extra oddments are available at now charge with the half and whole pig orders.

See the cut sheet order form for details.

There are also a 70 lb and a 22 lb roaster pigs available in the freezer. The smaller one can be cooked in a home oven. See the Roaster Page for details.

Contact me at walterj@SugarMtnFarm.com if you’re interested.

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Christmas Oven Roasters 2016

Suckling Oven Roaster Pig. Photo courtesy of Sariann Lehrer of Inn at the Crossroads
Note that we do not cook pigs – we sell them raw ready to cook.

Want an elegant dinner for Solstice, Christmas or New Years? Roast an oven pig! They are easy to do much like cooking a turkey or large chicken. Typical oven roaster pigs are about 20 to 40 lbs and fit in most home ovens. I like to brine them in salt, sugar and spices for a few days before roasting much like making bacon. I currently have one in the freezer – more typically available with three weeks notice.

22 lb @ $150 + $65 processing = $215 ready to cook.

See the Roasters Page for more details.
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Wolfish Savoring


Kavi

There is the interesting phrase “wolfing your food down” which is quite appropriate. Wolves gulp their food down in huge chunks and are able to swallow even a whole large chicken in one amazing bite. A totally “National Geographic” moment to witness. Especially when they spit it up an hour later for their pups. I think that they wolf down their food because under hunt and pack devour conditions they must eat fast or someone else might take the food. Also they often carry food back to their nursing mate or pups in their belly.
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Internet Downed by Pig Attack


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 hay up to the south plateau we hand another attack on our national information and communications infrastructure…
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Sugar Mountain Farm in 1939


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 split out granite for their foundation stones.
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Bald Eagle Supervising Sunchoke Planting


Lady with Her Eggs

We’ve been road building to gain access to fields off of our main whey driveway that runs up past the butcher shop to the high whey tanks and cottage. This involves putting in terraces along the mountain. Part of that is cutting into the mountain on the up hill side. Part of that is moving rock to the down hill side. A lot of that rock is waste granite and marble available for the cost of transportation from the local granite carving stone sheds just down the road in Barre, Vermont. This provides a very solid embankment and base for the road.
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Direct to Consumer Labeling


Mattress Tag Warning Label

Product labeling is taken very seriously by our government. Be sure you know the rules…

UNDER PENALTY OF LAW
THIS TAG NOT TO BE REMOVED
EXCEPT BY THE CONSUMER

I realize that the labeling laws are for the consumer’s own protection and we all want to have safe food but I think it is rather excessive to force the consumer to eat the mattress if they want to remove the tags…
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Fall Oven & Spit Roaster Pigs

Suckling Oven Roaster Pig. Photo courtesy of Sariann Lehrer of Inn at the Crossroads
Note that we do not cook pigs – we sell them raw ready to cook.

Ready to party?!? We have a roaster pigs in the cooler that is available for immediate events this holiday week. Roasters can vary from the intimate ~10 pounders for a few friends to larger spit roasters up to 200 lbs to feed a village.

Available Roasters Now:
Oven: 23 lb @ $150 + $65 process = $205
Oven: 26 lb @ $150 + $65 process = $205
Spit, Box or Pit: 70 lb @ $4/lb = $280 + $65 processing = $345

Other sizes are available with about three weeks to a month’s notice to get into the butcher’s schedule. See the Roasters Page for more details.
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Giant Pika Puppy


Giant Puppy Pika Peeking In

Yesterday was the first snow Pika has seen. She is now as large as Hagrid the Half Giant dog who guarded our mountain for years. He was the same size as her at the same age. I doubt she’ll get up to his massive 182 lbs but she is far larger than the other dogs currently in our pack. Yet despite her size, she’s the Omega, the low dog on the totem pole, dominated even by tiny Romula who used to be the Omega. We’ll see if that changes.

Outdoors: 33°F/54°F Overcast
Tiny Cottage: 56°F/62°F

Daily Spark: We are who we were. We are forged in the fires of our past. Tempered to strength by our experiences.

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First Fall Snow 2016


First Snow of the Fall of 2016

This morning we awoke to a reminder that winter is coming…
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