Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pork Hockey Pucks*

Pork Jello When making lard for cooking we heat the back fat at a low temperature for a long period of time which renders the fat into a liquid which we drain off into mason jars. At the top of … Continue reading

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Moving a Pig in Wire

Moving a Pig This is a simple method of moving a pig. This gilt was getting close to farrowing, she had started to lactate, so we wanted to move her up to the bachelorette quarters in the south field sheds … Continue reading

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Christmas Cactus in January

Christmas Cactus One of my favorite flowers. Several years ago my father gave me the cutting that started this Christmas Cactus. It is planted in a stone arched wall niche[1, 2] above the kitchen sink. This one just finished blooming, … Continue reading

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Cold of Outer Space

Frost on Space Spider Webs Stepping out of our Tiny Space Ship the wisps of atmosphere drift outward into space in a billowing white cloud of frozen water vapor around our space suits. The space spider’s silken strands seek to … Continue reading

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