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Pig Cheese

Bubble’s piglets are thriving. At a week and a half old, they’ve started to venture more bravely out and away from mama.  They’ve starting rooting gently with their little snouts, nibbling grass, and even drinking a little of the water … Continue reading

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Pigging Out

Two days before we went on our annual Vacation On The Beach, our friend Bernie the Pig Farmer and his wife, Amie, stopped by for a visit.  They’d come all the way from New Hampshire, just to have a look … Continue reading

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Leaving

Back in December, we put down a deposit on a one-week beach vacation for the end of August. This will mark the ninth consecutive year that we’ve rented the same house and, every year, friends and family join us for … Continue reading

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Done!

I was looking around my Facebook feed the other day and noticed a post by a friend. She had posted Something Awful and was asking folks to sign a petition to help make the Something Awful stop. These kinds of … Continue reading

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Goat Milk?

Janie The Precocious Goat is still making milk. Back at the beginning of May, I wrote a piece about Janie making milk without having been bred (you can read that post here: http://applewoodfarm.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/shes-not-kidding/).  At the time, we really didn’t know whether … Continue reading

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These Chicks Have Two Mommies (or, It Takes a Village)

One by one, our hens have gone broody over the past two months. Fifteen new chicks have joined our flock in that time, hatched from four broody mamas. And now there are even more. These new chicks came from a clutch of … Continue reading

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How to Hard Cook an Egg

We harvested our garlic today. Garlic is one of the few crops that seems to require almost no farming experience, to say nothing of its self-sufficiency. You don’t need to weed garlic; heck, you don’t even need to water garlic. … Continue reading

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