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War Pigs

Put your cursor over the picture… Someone saw a picture of Archimedes opening his mouth and then on a discussion group about war theory asked why not war pigs? That generated some interesting comments which my spiders picked up and … Continue reading

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Pure Wood Chip Composting

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Wood Chip Compost Heating Up While we were working on putting up ribs on the greenhouse in the south field I noticed a black hole. Then another. And another… Sponsoring Ads:

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Laceration

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Spitzon’s Gash Spitzon, son of Spitz, made a mistake. About a month ago he left his south field territory and went north where his father reigns supreme. This was a mistake because not only is Spitz several hundred pounds larger … Continue reading

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The Rubbing Tree

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The Rubbing Tree This tree is in one of the lower south field farrowing paddocks. As you can see it is a favored rubbing spot for the big sows who are farrowing and nursing down there. When cutting trees to … Continue reading

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Spitz Head and Shoulders Above the Crowd

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Berkshire Boar Spitz with Finishers In the photo above Spitz, our Berkshire boar, is greeting the finisher pigs who were migrating over from the south fields where they wintered into his domain in the north. Much chomping of teeth and … Continue reading

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Bring Me the Head of Blackbeard!

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Ham Cubes from Blackbeard “Bring me the head of Blackbeard!” screamed the governor. And the troops set out in search of that notorious, rascally scallywag, Edward Teach. While Blackbeard was not first pirate to ever fly the dreaded skull and … Continue reading

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What Good is a Pig: Cuts of Pork, Nose-to-Tail

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Archimedes Pork Cut Chart Click to Zoom We’ll refer to the Pork Cut Chart above time-to-time. You can click on that to zoom in so that you’re able to read the smaller type or print it out if you would … Continue reading

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Winter Hay 2013

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Hay There (Click image for large view) Along with the first snow we’ve been receiving our winter hay for the coming cold season. The snow was not appreciated but the winter hay is good to get in. Soon the truck … Continue reading

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Sentimentality vs Practicality

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Ducks in South Field Lane On the post Big’Un Tusks Jeremy asked: “What makes you decide to use certain dead pigs as food for the dogs? Is it simply the size? Or do certain pigs hold more sentimental value compared … Continue reading

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Pigs Chew Trees

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Pig Chewed Tree Pigs will chew, and kill, trees. They’ll do this to maples, to beech, to pine, to fruit trees. They tend to be more aggressive towards smaller saplings. This is more of an issue in winter and more … Continue reading

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