A Baker’s Dozen is thirteen items. I’ve read that this originated in the 13th century when bakers were threatened with the loss of a hand if they short changed a customer. So they threw in an extra to be safe.
Admin Forms Wired, Intubated and Almost Ready
We’re getting ready to do our next pour of concrete which will seal over the administration section of our on-farm butcher shop. This space will house the inspector’s office, bathroom, laundry, hall and the initial meat cutting room which will later become the smokehouse and hot kitchen.
Four Sows and Piglets at Underhill
I got a call from Holly who was on the road that she had heard on the radio that there were tornado, hail and flood warnings. We are up above potential flooding but there is still concern if the rains are intense. Prior to my terracing we used to sometimes get washes down the mountain from hard rains. With 50 newborn piglets Holly was justifiably worried.
Sugar Mountain Farm Display at Merchant’s Bank
During our Kickstarter project for raising funds for the butcher shop construction we had setup displays around Vermont to let people know about what we were doing. This one is in the lobby of Merchant’s Bank in down town Barre, Vermont.