Tag Archives: Water

Sap House Spring

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Sap House Spring One of the big factors in picking the land for our farm was water. I wanted to be at the top of the water shed so I was not receiving pollution from some source further up and … Continue reading

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Upper Pond Panorama Spring 2016

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Upper Pond Panorama Click for Big Picture By mid-day the snow is pretty much gone although we may still get another half inch to two inches each night this time of year. It’s good sugaring weather. Cold nights and warm … 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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Kayak Fun

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Will and Kimsa Kayaking on Upper Pond Life is not all hard work on the farm. Our upper pond is a great place to cool off and play. The reservoir is our storage basin to make sure we can get … Continue reading

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Upper Pond Fountain

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Hope Adjusting Fountain at Upper Pond The upper pond is our main reservoir for water to the livestock and is fed by several springs across the mountain both nearby and distant via black plastic water line.

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Snow Eaters

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Pigs Eating Snow When you see livestock eating snow it means you should check your waterers. They can do fine eating snow, as research has shown, however it takes more calories to convert the frozen snow to liquid water in … Continue reading

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Winter Waterer Shroud

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Winter Waterer Shroud In the winter static water freezes and makes life more, er, challenging. This is close to half our year here in the mountains of northern Vermont. There are a lot of little tricks to dealing with winter. … Continue reading

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Pig Pond North Field

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Pigs at the North Field Pig Pond Pigs love water. On hot summer days they look like hippos swimming in their ponds. We have dug a number of shallow ponds, perhaps 10′ to 20′ wide which catch water. The pigs … Continue reading

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Escape Route

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Whey Rock Escape Route Pigs are not actually all that intelligent despite the anthropomorphism put forth by Hollywood. The fact is, pigs are very, very good at being pigs. But pigs are not dogs and pigs are not humans. Some … Continue reading

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Laser Lines

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Bosch Self-Leveling Laser Line The right tool makes all the difference. I had taken all of one day getting the first room of my string levels pretty good but not precisely accurate. It was taking too long and strings were … Continue reading

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