Category Archives: sustainable lifestyles

Mayhem on the farm

Although it would make for a better title, there was no murder. The cast: Norm: labrador retriever 5 Tamworth/Berkshire pigs 22 assorted teenage hens Freya went out to take a melon rind to the chicks. Norm was in the back … Continue reading

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Look how the pigs have grown

Browsing through the iPhoto library and noticed this It’s the same bowl.

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new additions to the farm

Today we pick up pigs. There are 5 of them. They are Tamworth/Berkshire crosses. All male. Castrated because I don’t allow a lot of uncastrated males on this farm. The farm where we got them had purebred Berkshires as well. … Continue reading

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The view from my bedroom window

These photos were taken outside from the garden but this is basically what you see if you look out my bedroom window. Here’s a closer look at the lambs sticking close to their mamas.

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more sheepy news

I’ve been a bit slow updating about the sheep. The first lamb, now named Prima thanks to a suggestion from @lizgloyn on Twitter, was born Thursday morning. On Saturday afternoon, I thought the other North Country Cheviot ewe was acting … Continue reading

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The newest member of our farm family

Thursday morning I looked out the bedroom window and only 3 of our 4 sheep were out in the farmyard. When I went up to feed them I discovered why. Morag had her baby. This photo was taken the next … Continue reading

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farm update

We have new sheep!!! These are bred ewes, East Fresian-Lacaun crosses. We plan to milk them and make cheese. Lambing will be in April, hopefully after Mat gets back from New Zealand. Since most of our (much more experienced) neighbours … Continue reading

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Curtains!

I have this pattern. I buy curtain fabric and lining with great plans and then don’t actually follow through. So there’s fabric I bought for Freya’s room when she was 6. Never got made up. Too babyish for her now. … Continue reading

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Farm update

Finally got around to downloading some photos today. So I thought I’d share a few. Remember those 2 little pigs we got in June 2009? Well, this is the smaller one on his last day of life (end of March, … Continue reading

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Building fences

With the shorter days and colder nights we are reminded that we don’t have long before the ground will freeze. We’ve decided a date for slaughtering the big pig (who is not that big in the grand scheme of things … Continue reading

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