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About applewoodfarm

Restaurateur, farmer, cheesemonger, beekeeper, wife, mother, dog lover, chicken hypnotizer, blogger, and sometime yogi

Pig Wires

The piglets have been escaping every day. It is not uncommon to pull into the driveway after work only to be greeted by the usual menagerie of chickens, only NOW that coterie is intermingled with the random piglet, or two. Or eight. … Continue reading

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When Goats Fly

I can’t believe I haven’t told you about the goat kids. Life has gotten insanely busy over the past month and there has been precious little time for such lovely frivolities as blog post writing, but it is verging on … Continue reading

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Chicks and Tractors

Chick hatching season is upon us and, so far, we’ve got 11 new chicks bopping around the farm. All the hens seem to go broody within weeks of one another, so we tend to see a sudden drop off in egg … Continue reading

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A Swarm in June

A friend of ours found a bee swarm on a sapling in his yard and asked if we might, pretty please, come take it the hell away. Another friend of ours just had all her beehives decimated by a bear, so … Continue reading

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Slow-Roasted Pork

The piglets were born on Saturday and by Sunday night, the weather had gotten really cold. After finding one little one dead on Sunday morning, we needed to ensure that the remaining nine were as protected as possible insofar as we … Continue reading

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Coming Full Circle(ish)

Girl Pig had her first litter yesterday. Sophie and I were hanging clothes on the line when we heard what was clearly Two Pigs Fighting coming from the pig shed.  I ran to investigate and found Girl Pig in a … Continue reading

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The Right Wing

It was an otherwise peaceful, sunny day when it happened. Since none of us actually saw it happen, we’ve had to piece together what most likely happened, and take it from there. Because by the time any of us saw Fluffers, he … Continue reading

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