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Pasture Post Pig Grazing

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Pasture Pictured Post Pigs There is the idea that pigs will destroy pasture. This is wrong provided they are properly managed with rotational grazing. Rotational grazing mimics the natural movement of animals over migratory routes and optimizes forage regrowth while … Continue reading

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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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Weld On, Weld Off

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Broken Tractor Loader The tractor’s loader cross bar broke at the weld. It wasn’t the weld that broke but rather the metal of the tube just past the weld. Fortunately non-catatrophic but it took it out of service.

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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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Pigs in a Storm – Emergency Creep

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Four Sows and Piglets at Underhill I got a call from Holly who was on the road that she had heard on the radio that there were tornado, hail and flood warnings. We are up above potential flooding but there … Continue reading

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What’s Next – Phasing the Butcher Shop

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Phases of the Butcher Shop at Sugar Mountain Farm (Click to zoom) Now that we have reached our 100% funded mark on Kickstarting the Butcher Shop the obvious question is, “What’s next?”

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Eastern Sunset

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Eastern Sunset Because Sugar Mountain and Bear Ridge are too our west and south west we don’t get much in the way of western sunsets. Instead we look eastward to see the sunset colors on the clouds over the same … Continue reading

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Tractor Pillow

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Tractor Pillow Years ago someone dear made me this pillow. The bit of embroidery says: Tractor Owner’s Motto Never let on that your tractor’s great fun. This secret we keep from our love ones and friends. So wipe off that … Continue reading

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New Upper Pond

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Will kayaking out to place a measuring stick. We have a new pond. We have a new pond because the big Caterpillar 320C excavator was here digging out the ledge around the new barn site. We were digging ledge because … Continue reading

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Saving Twine

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The square hay bales are bound with twine which is eminently useful. I always save the pairs of string off each bale and leave some hanging on fence posts around our homestead for when I need need a quick piece … Continue reading

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