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Peanut Butter Arrival at New Loading Dock

New loading dock’s first use This spring Ben and I built a new granite unloading dock for the farm. It allows a tractor trailer truck to backup to a stone slab wall out by the gate. Then I can easily … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle Supervising Sunchoke Planting

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Lady with Her Eggs We’ve been road building to gain access to fields off of our main whey driveway that runs up past the butcher shop to the high whey tanks and cottage. This involves putting in terraces along the … Continue reading

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Pot Bellied Pet Pig Problems

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Antique Hand Pumped Fire Engine Spotted on the Highway In comments on the Home page someone asked: hi my name is Roxanne I have a 6 month old pot bellshe is not fix I’m trying to find her a for … Continue reading

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Mystery Photo: Pig Hippy Pot of Moss

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Skull of the mysterious mountain Piggyhippypotomoss I picked this interesting bone out of the compost pile. Can you recognize what it is? It would make a great monster skull mask for Halloween. Perhaps something a shaman would wear to make … Continue reading

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Spring Pastures

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Sow on Spring Pasture This sow is grazing in the lower south field just below an aspen grove. The pigs mow the grass, clovers and other forages to a almost lawn like consistency. They do very little rooting. The rooting … Continue reading

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Apple Blossoms in History

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Apple Blossoms The Cherry trees have been blooming for a while. The apple and pear trees burst into color this week. After winds the driveway is carpeted in white and pink petals like confetti for a wedding or ticker tape … Continue reading

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Last Snow Storm of Winter

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Late April Snow Storm We got six inches of snow on April 26th. This isn’t the latest snowfall we’ve ever had and we can’t really count on gardening weather with no chance of frost until… maybe August. But I am … Continue reading

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Building Permit and RAPe

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Corner of Main Street & State Street in Montpelier, Vermont P R O J E C T   P E R M I T Dear Selectmen, I would like to let you know we will be building a small shed … Continue reading

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Wild Farrowing

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Private Room with a View This gilt sow wanted a private room. She was willing to go to extremes to get it. Three times she broke out of the south Ark gestating paddock in search of a place of her … 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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