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Bald Eagle Supervising Sunchoke Planting

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Lady with Her Eggs We’ve been road building to gain access to fields off of our main whey driveway that runs up past the butcher shop to the high whey tanks and cottage. This involves putting in terraces along the … Continue reading

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Lichen Covered Rock

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Lichen and Moss Covered Rock Rocks are of a plenty in Vermont. There are many jokes about them being our best crop. Certainly they are reliable. This rock used to be bare naked. In the course of creating terraces, building … Continue reading

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Winter Trails

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Winter Pig Trail While technically, by the calendar, it may be spring, it is still winter here on the mountain. As such, the pigs are sticking close to their winter trails where the snow is packed hard making travel easy.

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Field Bed and Natural Terracing

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Pigs in South Field Copse The pigs in the south field herd have a large nesting area on the sunny side of a copse of trees in the upper paddock which they’re using as a winter paddock this year. Behind … Continue reading

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Cherries

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Wild Cherries It has been a really good year for raspberries, blackberries and wild cherries. The bushes and trees are laden with the largest fruit I’ve ever seen on them. I think that it is just the right combination of … Continue reading

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Moving Sowth

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Sows in New North Home Field – Click for Big View Back in the spring the sows and Spits had migrated north to the North Field paddocks. On Sunday our Berkshire breeding boar Spitz and over sixty sows and piglets … Continue reading

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Upper Pond Full

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Upper Pond Full – Click to Expand to Larger View This summer we replaced some of the pipes that bring water from the springs so now we have more capacity to bring water to the upper pond where it is … Continue reading

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QMain’s Milk Bar, Fencing & Seeding

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Piglets Nursing on Quartermane These piglets, part of a litter of nine, are out of Blackie’s line. Black is recessive to white, thus the mix of colors. Today Ben and Will finished fencing paddocks in the south field for the … Continue reading

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Short on Snow

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South Field Shed – Click Image for Big Panorama It has been a low snow year. I’m not complaining in the slightest. The long warm fall right up to the New Year let us get a lot more done on … Continue reading

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Good Trails

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Pigs on Trail to High Fields If animals, human or otherwise, walk the same trail over and over they compact the soil, kill off the plants at the surface, destroy roots below ground and cause erosion. This is a natural … Continue reading

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