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Mary’s Bells

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Mary’s Bells This wrought iron nicknack was given to me one Christmas by Mary, my brother’s wife’s mother who recently passed on. The hearts and bells now hangs in our cottage bathroom and reminds me of Mary each time I … Continue reading

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Moss Grows on a Roaring Stone

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Cottage Cliff Spring has Sprung and the rock lichens are visible now that the snow is gone from the north face of the cliff outside the cottage on Sugar Mountain Farm. When we built our tiny cottage in 2005 we … Continue reading

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Firewood Borer

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Boring Wood(Click for big picture) This is a chunk of firewood from this year which I noticed had a wood borer tunnel in it. There are a number of types of beetles that tunnel through wood. Most of the three … Continue reading

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Winter Hens on Hay

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Ameraucana, Buff Orpington and Rhode Island Red Hens on Hay These three hens hang out with the pigs on the strawberry plateau. Each group of pigs has a flock of birds who’ve assigned themselves as support staff. We don’t sell … Continue reading

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More Snowy Cottage

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Cottage and Dogs with Treehouse in Distance Yesterday and last night we got a lot more snow. It’s compacted down some but still quite fluffy. The world is white under a crystal blue sky. Cold weather to come.

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Blue Sky Snow Cottage

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Cottage Under Snow and Blue Sky (Click for Larger View) It’s cold out. Our cottage is snug. The butcher shop keeps itself even tempered in the weather. The herds have their shelters in the crannies of our landscape such as … Continue reading

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Fire 2013

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First Fall Fire 2013 Actually, this fire was back on the 26th that we lit up the engines… Toasty cottage. It’s nice to have socks and gloves dry once again. The graphic is a test of taking a bunch of … Continue reading

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Dinner Bell

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Frying Pan Bell This is our dinner bell. It is simply an old cast iron frying pan hung at the side of our cottage by some polywire with a stick hanging below. The poly wire is important, other strings decay … Continue reading

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Rocket Stoves

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The stove we built for our cottage works along somewhat similar principles as a rocket stove and keeps us toasty warm all winter without overheating by storing the heat energy in the thermal mass of our tiny cottage. We do … Continue reading

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Pig in the Bathtub

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Pig in the Bathtub I’m not fond of showering with a pig but sometimes they get to use the bathtub. This piglet was not doing well and came in the cottage to get warmed up. For a quick solution, sometimes … Continue reading

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