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Enjoy Our Pork

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Enjoy pork butchered in our family’s Vermont state inspected on-farm butcher shop here on Sugar Mountain Farm. Affordable quality pork from our family farm to your family’s table. One time purchases or weekly, biweekly and monthly CSA boxes available from … Continue reading

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Moving Pigs

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Moving Sow & Piglets Someone asked about how to move pigs around the farm. I’ve written about this several times but they’re scattered in different articles so here’s a list of ways to move pigs:

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War Pigs

Put your cursor over the picture… Someone saw a picture of Archimedes opening his mouth and then on a discussion group about war theory asked why not war pigs? That generated some interesting comments which my spiders picked up and … Continue reading

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New Order Form Cut Sheet

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As a background task while finishing constructing the butcher shop and getting our license I’ve been working on revising our order form and cut sheet. The goal is to make very clear what are the standard cuts for a pig … Continue reading

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Tiny Tim

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Tiny Tim and Not Litter Mates Tiny Tim is the piglet pictured in the middle. At five days of age he weighs just one pound. Unlike his namesake he is not crippled, he’s just very, very small.

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Bring Me the Head of Blackbeard!

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Ham Cubes from Blackbeard “Bring me the head of Blackbeard!” screamed the governor. And the troops set out in search of that notorious, rascally scallywag, Edward Teach. While Blackbeard was not first pirate to ever fly the dreaded skull and … Continue reading

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What Good is a Pig: Cuts of Pork, Nose-to-Tail

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Archimedes Pork Cut Chart Click to Zoom We’ll refer to the Pork Cut Chart above time-to-time. You can click on that to zoom in so that you’re able to read the smaller type or print it out if you would … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Pig Carrier

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Stainless Steel Van Pan We transport pigs each week to butcher inside our extended body Ford E-350 van. They get to travel in comfort on a bed of hay inside with the drive so they won’t get exposed to the … Continue reading

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Ground Hog Day

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Ground Hog The real deal…

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Sentimentality vs Practicality

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Ducks in South Field Lane On the post Big’Un Tusks Jeremy asked: “What makes you decide to use certain dead pigs as food for the dogs? Is it simply the size? Or do certain pigs hold more sentimental value compared … Continue reading

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