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Dogs, Long Sentences & Altruism

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Katya Reading Local Newspaper The dogs generally don’t string more than two words together but occasionally they’ll go further. Katya and Remus tend to be at the vanguard of complexity. This afternoon Katya used a mix of sign and vocals … Continue reading

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Dog Names

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Kavi on Snow Dogs use names. They know their own name. They know each other’s names as I use them and they have names for each other that are used by all of the pack. They even have a name … 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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South Weaner Paddock Weaners

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Remus, Ben & Hanno Delivering Weaners We recently weaned 102 piglets. This is something we do in cohorts at about six weeks of age +/-2 weeks. These fall piglets have been going through the south weaner paddock rotational grazing system … Continue reading

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Length of a Dog’s Tongue

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Measure of a Dog When I get done with a jar of peanut butter I give it to our dogs. They love PB. The jar pictured above is just a little to big for Remus, our largest dog. He holds … Continue reading

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Speaker for the Dogs

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Katya Focused So I’m working in the evening and I hear Katya say something out in the main room. I didn’t quite catch it so I call out “Katya, come to me.” She pokes her head in under the curtain … Continue reading

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Remus and Dudley II

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Remus Guarding Piglet Our dogs have a clear and strong urge to guard live animals even though they are quite willing, even eager, to eat the dead. Theirs is a moral argument for both protecting and cherishing life while also … Continue reading

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Conversations with a Dog

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Fireworks The dogs and I don’t talk about deep philosophical things. But then I’m not so incline. Rather we talk about practical things. Livestock, predators, the weather, engineering, ferrets, fish, food, fire… Fire… Remus loves to talk about fire. “Can … Continue reading

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Siberian Tiger Swimming

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Siberian Tiger Swim Click for Big Picture As is tradition, our mermaid went for a swim long before ice out on the upper pond.

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I Like Fire

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Fire in a Box I like wood fires because… It is a technology where I can build my own efficient stove. I can do this with metal, with scrap, or even just with local stone. There is no electricity, electronics … Continue reading

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