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Magic Dust

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Sprinkling Magic Dust Will had been picking rocks out of the lane and fields to pave and fill the new road he’s building to give access to the north field. The tractor chains roughed up the ground very nicely creating … Continue reading

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Polyurea and Tape Boot Patching

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Tape and Polyurea Boots wear out. Sometimes we wear out our souls. Sometimes we get punctures in the sides from projections like sticks or rocks. Even the best boots we’ve found to date wear out. If a boot lasts a … Continue reading

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The End of Summer

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Driving Posts with Backhoe Yesterday it was 56°F. Summer time temperatures. Sunny. Balmy. Today was a little cooler. Fall arrived about mid-day. At 1:03 PM winter arrived as I started walking in from the field for lunch. We got several … Continue reading

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Les Bulldozer

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Les and his D5M Bulldozer This is Les with his D5M Caterpillar Bulldozer. He just got done preparing the site for our greenhouse in the south field. It used to slope 6′ east to west across the area I wanted … Continue reading

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Cedar Post Arrival

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Will Unloading Cedar Posts Back in 2007 I had been working on designing a large greenhouse for winter farrowing. We had saved up our money to buy the materials to build the greenhouse. Then in the spring of 2008 when … Continue reading

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Winter Hay, Sand and Stone

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Hay and Stone We’ve been working on getting ready for winter which is fast approaching.

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Vet Visit

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Panorama of South Field Gathering of Pigs – Click on the picture to zoom larger. This is the fall sleeping area for the south herd. You can see some hay bales we put out which draws them in to sleep … Continue reading

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Dumpster Time

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Dumpster Pickup We do not have trash pickup because I do not like rat delivery. Twice in the past we had trash pickup and each time we ended up with rat populations as a result.

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Weathering the Cold Snap

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Ice Feathers on Window Several people emailed asked if we were okay with the cold weather. We and the livestock are doing okay. I think that deep cold weather like this is harder on people who are not used to … Continue reading

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Building Soil

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Wood Chips Dumping It is quite amazing to watch Gary drive his huge extended top dump truck up our steep south field road to the plateau for dumping wood chips. The truck is extended about four feet taller with a … Continue reading

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