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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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Particle Accelerator Installed

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Girl Genius with New Cottage Space Drive I took this photo from way down in the ground level of the cottage looking up at Hope after she had just finished installing the neutrino particle accelerator in the loft of our … 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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Pack on Top of the World

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Our Pack, On Top of the World Sirius, Hanno, Kavi, Remus and Romula surveying their domain and watching over their herds on a blue sky winter day. These are some of our pack of livestock guarding and herding dogs. Our … Continue reading

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Of Porcupines and Stock Car Racing

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Stainless Steel Forceps – Quill Outerators I tried to explain to Kavi, one of our livestock guardian herding dogs, that we now have airplanes so that if he wants to get somewhere fast he can just fly there, he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Door Hung – Inspection Visit

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iCutter Door Above is the door from the hall to the initial cutting room (iCutter). Will finished welding it this week and we just hung it. Down to the left you can see the shim that lifts the door so … Continue reading

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Porcupine Building

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The Butcher Shop at Sugar Mountain A recent visitor picking up their pastured pork described the butcher shop as a porcupine. It does rather resemble that with all the scaffolding.

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Moving Pigs in a Fence Panel

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Normally we herd pigs using our hands or sorting boards but occasionally the situation calls for tighter control such as when a pig is being uncooperative. In such a situation a piece of stock panel fencing bent around in a … Continue reading

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Hall Floor Poured

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Hand and Paw Prints in Concrete Today Ben mixed concrete while I placed it in the hall. While this was a very small pour, it was very significant because it is the last concrete pour before we open. I have … Continue reading

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Communicating Complexities

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Kavi Stalking We have limited communications with our dogs. They understand hundreds of words in our speech and sign language that we use on the farm for herding and other things. The dogs are also able to talk to us … Continue reading

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