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Roaster Pig Available 47 lbs

Oven, Butterfly & Spit Roasters I have a 47 lb roaster pig available now in my on-farm butcher shop cooler. $5/lb + $65 USDA kill so $300 picked up here at the farm. Roaster pigs are available in all sizes. … Continue reading

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Field of Marshmallows

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White Marshmallow Flower (Althaea officinalis) You may not realize it but those little sugary confectionaries that you roast on a stick start out as flowers like this which grow in our pastures. Some are pink and some are white. The … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Cutting 2015

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Ben’s Face Perhaps using his teeth like a beaver to cut down the spruce tree was not such a good idea after all. The sap sticks to your tongue and lips. Not as nice as spearmint…

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Memory of Summer

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Wild Strawberry Flower It was an excellent berry year again this summer. Enough warm days and rain to make for lots of big sweet raspberries, blackberries as well as apples and pears. In fact, this was one of the record … Continue reading

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Vaccination Cradle

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Ben with Vaccination Cradle I’m a strong proponent of vaccinations. I get vaccinated, my kids get vaccinated, my dogs get vaccinated and my livestock get vaccinated Vaccines are powerful preventative medicine. As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention … Continue reading

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Halloween 2015

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Halloween 2015 in Montpelier, VT This year the Barre merchants decided to hold Halloween on Friday, October 30th, instead of the real Halloween date so a lot of people missed the traditional parade in Barre. I learned later from the … 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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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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Real Dandelions

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Dandy Dandelion (Taraxacum) When we bought the farm, which was abandoned at the time, there were no dandelions here. Our early spring flowers were trillium, skunk cabbage, cow slip and coltsfoot. The latter, the coltsfoot, looks very much like dandelions, … Continue reading

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Hope Stuffed Noodles

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Hope Stuffed Noodles No, no, not Hope stuffed in noodles but noodles Hope stuffed! Tricky bits of language. This falls in the category of Kids Cooking but not Cooking Kids.

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