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June Survey Poll Winner!

Mossy Brick But Not Mick Jagger We have a winner for the June Poll. A big hand for Walker S. of Burlington, Vermont who has won a delicious box of pork from Sugar Mountain Farm! I’ll be putting up a … Continue reading

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Sugar Mountain Farm in 1939

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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 … Continue reading

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Simple Things

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Automatic Door Holder Sometimes the simple things can make a big difference. Farming involves a lot of innovation to make things work. Often these things are stimulated by challenges. Little tricks accumulate over time to create the culture that is … Continue reading

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No Snow Day

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No Snow! A few days ago we got dumped on with six inches of snow. Now we’re back to a brief mud season and spring as usual. That was quick!

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Last Snow Storm of Winter

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Late April Snow Storm We got six inches of snow on April 26th. This isn’t the latest snowfall we’ve ever had and we can’t really count on gardening weather with no chance of frost until… maybe August. But I am … Continue reading

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Farmer, Baker, Butcher

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Walter in Butcher Shop Breaking Shoulders One of the great things about what we do is our days are filled with a many types of tasks. Doing one thing all day long, day in and day out gets dreary, at … Continue reading

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Off the Charts at -90°F and Colder than Hell

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We fell off the wind chill chart… Someone wrote me asking about the temperatures last night here in Vermont. It was -34.2°F on Sugar Mountain. The 70 mph winds were the real killer giving a windchill of about -90°F. This … Continue reading

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Pleasing the Weather Gods

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Promises of Warm Weather Fall is a time we spend getting ready for winter. Well, actually, here in the north country we spend all summer and fall getting ready for winter but in the fall it becomes an intense race … Continue reading

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Particle Accelerator Installed

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Girl Genius with New Cottage Space Drive I took this photo from way down in the ground level of the cottage looking up at Hope after she had just finished installing the neutrino particle accelerator in the loft of our … Continue reading

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Apple Bounty in Blue Sky

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Apples in Blue Sky While this was a poor year for pumpkins and sunflowers it has been a fantastic year for our pasture forages, apples and pears. Life’s like that. One thing is down in a particular year but other … Continue reading

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