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USDA Inspection Application Submitted

USDA Application for Federal Grant† of Inspection Web Page A few minutes ago I submitted the application for USDA inspection for our on-farm butcher shop. This is a milestone moment nine years in the making. In the spring of 2008 … Continue reading

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Automatic Hoof Trimmer

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Pigs Using Automatic Hoof Trimmer Well, actually I would call it an automatic nail trimmer instead of hoof trimmer but the idea is the same. I don’t want to be trimming 32,000 pig nails a year. It is just not … Continue reading

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Cleaning in the Mist

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Steamed Up in iCutter “It was a dark and stormy night with a fog so thick you can cut knives with it….” Literally one can’t see half way across the room due to the intense mist as I wash down … 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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Scaffold Icicles

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Icicles Under Butcher Shop Scaffolding Once I taught him the basic pattern Ben built almost all of the scaffolding that kept us safe as we worked to build our butcher shop ever higher. Some of the scaffolding is still in … Continue reading

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Farmer, Baker, Butcher

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Walter in Butcher Shop Breaking Shoulders One of the great things about what we do is our days are filled with a many types of tasks. Doing one thing all day long, day in and day out gets dreary, at … Continue reading

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Porchetta Packaged

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Ben with Porchetta Now that our butcher shop is up and running we have been filling the CSA Pre-Buy and Kickstarter orders which helped in part to buy the concrete and other materials to build our facility. One of the … Continue reading

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Calendar 2016

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2016 Calendar Front Cover Pigs on Pasture at Sugar Mountain Farm It’s a new year and a new calendar time! The image above is the front cover of our latest creation. Calendars are a wonderful pictorial tour of life in … Continue reading

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License to Cut

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Sugar Mountain Farm Butcher Shop License In this morning’s mail I received our meat processing license from the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets division. We are now able to officially begin butchering under Vermont state inspection!

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Butcher Shop July Temps

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Butcher Shop Staying Cool in July’s Hot Sun Without any mechanical refrigeration the butcher shop stays cool in the summer and without any heating it stays warm in the winter. This is due to the extreme insulation (R30 to R120), … Continue reading

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