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Archive for November 2011


Maybe three weeks ago, one of the newly purchased lambs died.  She looked wobbly when Will was doing morning chores, and by the time we got home in the evening she was laying down by the shed.  While normally this sheep would run off when I came within ten feet, she let me walk up […]

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Last night at 9 PM, the power went out for no apparent reason.  There was no weather to speak of.  But the power was out and stayed out until nearly 4 AM for our block of Esmont.  When we lived in downtown Charlottesville, the power went out all the time.  Sure, it was annoying to […]

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The rabbits have been living in the shed, but with winter coming, we needed that space back for straw, hay and the remote possibility the sheep take refuge there if the weather gets severe. We were also concerned that such a large space wouldn’t hold the bunnies’ body heat like a more compact house. Will […]

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We choose Tamworths pigs because they are renowned as The bacon pig. We are not disappointed. This pork belly looks absolutely incredible. To give you a sense of scale, the knife in the photo above has a ten inch blade. Because I’m not the only type A personality in the family, Will bought some pork […]

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The turkeys have gotten huge. So huge, we started to worry that they wouldn’t fit in our oven come Thanksgiving. Will picked out the largest bird and decided it would make for a good dry run. It turns out turkeys are easier to kill than chickens – they struggle less. Unfortunately, they are an absolute […]

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