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North Home Field Greenhouse Foundation

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Will and Ben Working on North Home Field Greenhouse Site This year’s big outdoor construction projects have been fencing in a few fields with a new improved method, building a road from our farm driveway north to the north field … Continue reading

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Sunflower Ark

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South Field Ark Surrounded by Sunflowers Our open greenhouse in the south field plateau is currently surrounded by a sea of gold and green – sunflowers growing in the winter paddock. During the winter many of the pigs sleep in … Continue reading

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South Field Greenhouse Ark

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South Field Greenhouse Ark The Ark is a much emptier place now in the summer. It’s a temperate, shaded space of about 38’x96′ with the lovely deep bedding pack of wood chips but I only occasionally find pigs in it. … Continue reading

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First South Field Greenhouse Piglets

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First Piglets Born in South Field Greenhouse This is one of our Blackieline sows with her third litter which is the first litter to be born in the south field greenhouse, christening it for farrowing.

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Greenhouse In Use – Stocking Density

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South Field Plateau Greenhouse – The Ark Ten days ago we pulled the tarp up and and over the south field greenhouse. The greenhouse doesn’t look green yet since it has the initial winter tarp rather than the clear plastic … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Tarp Pull

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South Field Greenhouse Frame In Morning Light This morning we put the tarp on the south field greenhouse. It had arrived on Wednesday. We immediately got it in place ready to pull. Since then we have been waiting for the … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Tarp Prepped

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Greenhouse Cover Ready to Pull The 100’x56′ billboard tarp for the greenhouse arrived yesterday. Will, Ben and I got it positioned out along side the frame and then this morning Hope helped us put the 96′ long pipe through the … Continue reading

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Pigs Moving Into Greenhouse

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Pigs In Greenhouse Although we do not have the cover on the greenhouse yet we have been moving pigs in to the wind protected space created by the north tarp.

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Greenhouse North End Wall Tarp

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Greenhouse with Wind Blocked North Wall Perhaps the most important thing in the winter is a wind block. We get near constant wind from the north west. Sugar Mountain blocks much of it and is probably why our homestead was … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Frame Finished

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Finished Greenhouse Frame Will, shown in the orange work suit, was the master builder of our greenhouse. The frame is now finished and solid. One of the last things he and Ben did was to put a beam that runs … Continue reading

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