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Give Bees a Chance

I love bees. Because I love (and respect and admire) bees, I maintain some hives. I am, however, in the category of what one might call “super hands-off” when it comes to manipulating those hives. What this means is that I keep … 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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Farmer Dave and the Deep Freeze

When I came home from work last night, Dave was outside working with the animals. As it turned out, Dave had been outside working with the animals for nearly two hours, and he wasn’t quite done. To be clear, dinnertime … Continue reading

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Slip Sliding Away

The combination of rain and freezing temperatures has made for incredibly dangerous driving over the past few days. Until the sand trucks made their rounds, folks were sliding off the roads and into one another like Little League fielders converging on a … 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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The Sacrificial Chicken

I’ve always enjoyed seeing foxes. They are beautiful and wily and move with the swift grace of a dancer.  They seem so much like some wonderful cat-dog mashup that I always forget they are really bloodthirsty, chicken-slaughtering fiends. Until they strike.  Which they … Continue reading

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