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What a Boar!

Squeak the Boar, 18 months, of East Chatham, New York, died at home today, surrounded by friends and relatives. He was born in West Swanzee, New Hampshire, and travelled to East Chatham at just six weeks of age. He was … Continue reading

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… And Then There Were Seven.

We sold four of the piglets yesterday. Once piglets are at least six weeks old, it is generally fine to separate them from their mama.  Obviously, specifics need to be considered (e.g. we have one that is substantially smaller than … Continue reading

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The Rest is Bacon

The First Piglet Outbreak was awful. I came home, hoping to settle down and finally build the 16 beehive frames I urgently need before I can take honey this Monday.  I went out to check on all the animals to find … Continue reading

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Getting Sauced

Every year, our tomato crops are by far our most successful of everything we grow. After planting our first garlic in the fall of 2011, the first structure we put up was our hoop house.  We filled it with five … Continue reading

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Going to Seed

Our back garden is done for this growing season. Due to the rapidly changing weather and extraordinary neglect on our part, the squash, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, herbs, and cucumbers simply became overrun with weeds and started to die off. One … Continue reading

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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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