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Whey Trough Divider in Winter

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Whey Trough Divided On some of our whey troughs we have dividers that allow the same trough to serve multiple groups. This makes feeding the pigs easier as we can fill a single 300 gallon whey trough to serve two … Continue reading

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Upper Pond Panorama Spring 2016

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Upper Pond Panorama Click for Big Picture By mid-day the snow is pretty much gone although we may still get another half inch to two inches each night this time of year. It’s good sugaring weather. Cold nights and warm … 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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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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About to Farrow

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Late Gestation Sow A frequent question is how do you know when a sow is close to farrowing. The lady above is an example.

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Sorting & Driving Pigs

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Ben and Will Driving Pigs Each week we call pigs down from the mountain pastures to sort, select, redistribute and take to market. I use my magic wand, waving it above the herd and then spray paint their backs with … Continue reading

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Preparing to Pop

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White Gilt in Farrowing Field Each week we sort pigs. Some go to market. Some go to breeding herds. Some go to farrowing fields. This gilt is in the lower south field’s paddock one and approaching her due date along … Continue reading

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First South Field Greenhouse Piglets

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First Piglets Born in South Field Greenhouse This is one of our Blackieline sows with her third litter which is the first litter to be born in the south field greenhouse, christening it for farrowing.

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Hens and Roosters

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Hens and Roosters South Field Shed These are some of our chickens who have taken over the south field shed, our other greenhouse, for the winter. I say greenhouse because that is it’s intended long term purpose. Right now it … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Tarp Pull

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South Field Greenhouse Frame In Morning Light This morning we put the tarp on the south field greenhouse. It had arrived on Wednesday. We immediately got it in place ready to pull. Since then we have been waiting for the … Continue reading

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