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Vermont Kickstarter Backers All Contacted

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This year and part of last year since we opened the butcher shop at Sugar Mountain Farm I’ve been filling the CSA Pre-Buys and Kickstarter pre-orders that help with funding the construction of the butcher shop. I have now finished … Continue reading

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Things to do with Fresh Pork Belly

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First Blackberry of the Season Now that we have our Vermont State Inspection at the butcher shop we’ve been delivering in-state CSA Pre-Buys and Kickstarter packages for almost a year. One person recently asked for ideas of what to do … 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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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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Deadly Cold Mist

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Mist in the SoLow Freezer When I open SoLow freezer slowly this is the view that greets me. That is a deadly cold mist. Don’t breath it in or it could freeze your throat and lungs. The SoLow freezer is … Continue reading

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Precision Packing

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Ben Stuffing Ground Pork There is a cool trick to packing the ground meat into bags. At the suggestion of one of the inspectors who also has his own meat cutting business we use our vertical sausage stuffer. The stuffer … Continue reading

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Cleaning in the Mist

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Steamed Up in iCutter “It was a dark and stormy night with a fog so thick you can cut knives with it….” Literally one can’t see half way across the room due to the intense mist as I wash down … Continue reading

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Slit My Wrists

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Scar after some woman slit my wrist… Two weeks ago some woman that I had barely met slit my wrist. The skin’s closed up and I took the stitches out last Monday. I think it is going to heal up … Continue reading

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Designer Pigs

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Open Scapula Bone There is a certain advantage to being both the farmer, the herd geneticist and the butcher on our farm because I get to intimately know our pigs inside and out. For 13 years I’ve been doing intensive … Continue reading

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