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Cottage Door Ice Wall

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Morning Light on Cottage Door Ice Wall I’ve been encouraging this huge icicle to grow next to our door. It’s like growing beans but upside down. The weather conditions have been just right. It gives me ideas.

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Fall Foliage – Prepping for Winter

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Fall Foliage Peaking Out Around Marsh Mountains Fall is officially here. Not just by the Equinox but the trees have begun to change color. Or rather the yanked on their fall wardrobe. It happened suddenly. One day I photographed a … Continue reading

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Winter Pig Housing

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Forming of Butcher Shop Administration Ceilings Patrick asked in comments: Any advice on younger pigs over the colder months? (USDA Zone 7) Feeders and breeders do well over the winter however I recommend not trying to farrow in the worst … Continue reading

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Roof Revealed

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Butcher Shop Roof Revealed as seen from North Home Field This week we unbedded the butcher shop roof from its winter slumbers. After we did the last big pour that closed in the building in December 2012 we covered the … Continue reading

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I’m often asked about organic. There is organic and there is Organic, that is to say Big ‘O’ government certified versus the life long practices that existed prior to our beloved leaders imposing regulations designed to serve Big Industry. I’ve … Continue reading


Seed Store

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Seed Store Somebody’s been playing with my conduit! This time of year I find seeds stowed away in all sorts of nooks and crannies. These store houses are the work of industrious mice, chipmunks and other critters. They’re prepping for … Continue reading

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Boar breeders are available now. Sow and gilt breeder reserves extend to summer 2018. Moving from raising feeder pigs to breeder pigs is a big step. I strongly recommend that one raise summer weaner feeder pigs for a few years … Continue reading


Four Generations of Blackie

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Three Generations From one of our top sows we had three generations farrowing all at once recently. Blackie, her daughter Oreo with the white nose and granddaughter Double-Stuff with the black nose produced a fourth generation all within a three … Continue reading

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Winter Farrowing Question

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Boar Pig Gathering Hay for Nest – Unusual Male Domesticity JRC asked: We have two gilts that will farrow within the coming week. We are planning for them to farrow in the eight by eight three sided metal sided shed … Continue reading

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When Pigs Fly

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Charlie Sow Jumping Gate When pigs are properly motivated they can jump quite well, not even touching the hurdle as Charlie demonstrates above. Their leaping height is not as great as a dog’s but still fairly respectable given the pig’s … Continue reading

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