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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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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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These Goats Are Made for Walking

The goats have a nice enough enclosure with plenty of space, but sometimes they really want to go out for a walk. One of the many funny things about goats is that they will not wander off.  They will not … Continue reading

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Frozen Chicken

We got about a foot of snow yesterday. It started around 10:00 a.m. and continued well past 10:00 p.m.  By any account, that’s a decent amount of snow in a relatively short period of time. The pigs were utterly unfazed, … Continue reading

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Removing That Which is Disagreeable

Although it is, by now, abundantly clear that spring will never, ever arrive in the Northeast of these frost-laden United States, we’ve decided to prune the apple tree anyway. When we moved onto the farm, we planted five heirloom varietal … Continue reading

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Chickensicles

It snowed about 1,000 feet today and my chickens keep getting stuck in the snow. Despite the snowblown paths and the chicken bathhouse full of not-frozen ground, they continue to be mind-bendingly stupid.  They wander off-course and they cannot seem … Continue reading

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Planning for Planting

The weather turned briefly warm over the past couple of days. Just as patches of grass emerged through the snow and the frozen patches turned to puddles, our thoughts turned to planting.  February seems to do this to us.  It’s … Continue reading

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