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Pig Nest

This past Sunday, we finally finished the last two pigs from our original Gang of 14. We really should have finished them sooner, but time hadn’t been cooperating. And when you only have two pigs left, you have to be able to finish … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Goats

Things have been a little bit more difficult than usual here on the farm of late. Circumstances have caused us to pare back and refine our focus, which is to say that money is tight and we are finding it … Continue reading

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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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Size Matters

“While it is always possible to wake a person who’s sleeping, no amount of noise will wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” – Jonathan Safron Foer (Eating Animals) We consider factory farmed meat unacceptable. It is unacceptable … Continue reading

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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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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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Branching Out

The one mature apple tree on our property needed pruning. Almost three years ago, we planted five apple trees, four pear trees, and a peach tree in various spots around the farm. While these timber babes are starting to need the occasional trim … Continue reading

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Goats, Beautiful Goats

There was a beautiful, sunny day last week. I left work to let the dogs out and check on the other animals and was immediately struck by how lovely everything looked. Something about the angle of the sun and the stillness … Continue reading

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The F***ing Starlings

Starlings are the worst. And they are absolutely EVERYWHERE these days. They are eating more of the chicken feed than the chickens, whatever pig feed might be left in the troughs, and we are finding starling poop on surfaces that defy … Continue reading

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