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How to Roast a Pig with a Rock

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Remains of a Stone Age Pig Roast This pig was cooked largely by the heat of a rock. It is a 16 lb roaster pig that cooked for almost nine hours. A long slow cook over a low heat that … Continue reading

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Mountain Bones

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Mountain Bones That ledge is the exposed bone of Sugar Mountain. When we built our cottage back in 2005 we dug down into the ledge to create an alcove. There were a few inches of top soil, then loose ledge, … Continue reading

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Shipping Rocks

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Box of Rocks They are in the process of moving Vermont to Florida in order to prevent the sunshine state from sinking into the sea. Frankly, that seems like a lot of work but at least we’re not shipping ice … Continue reading

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Lichen Covered Rock

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Lichen and Moss Covered Rock Rocks are of a plenty in Vermont. There are many jokes about them being our best crop. Certainly they are reliable. This rock used to be bare naked. In the course of creating terraces, building … Continue reading

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Barre Building – NSB

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Northfield Savings Bank in Barre, Vermont Local architecture, heavy on the stone. Outdoors: 57°F/40°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 65°F/58°F Daily Spark: Most things in life are not absolute.

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Hall Floor Poured

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Hand and Paw Prints in Concrete Today Ben mixed concrete while I placed it in the hall. While this was a very small pour, it was very significant because it is the last concrete pour before we open. I have … 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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Will’s Granite Welding Slab

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Will’s Granite Welding Slab Will is working on making the doors for the butcher shop. These are stainless steel for longevity, easy cleaning and sanitary conditions for food processing. The doors need to be perfectly flat so they hang and … Continue reading

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Tower of Stone Cubia

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Hope Building the Tower of Babylon The Tower of Babylon as rendered by Hope.

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Pickin’ Rock

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Picking Over Granite & Marble This is not a current picture. This lovely pile of rock is now buried under many feet of white snow. All the granite and marble we’re going to use for the winter has been picked … Continue reading

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