Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Ghandi Quote

I am always struck when a quote that seems so pertinent appears. Mostly I wonder how it happened that I made it this far without seeing it before.  Must be something about the teacher appearing when the student is ready… … Continue reading

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A Frost and a Cricket

September 17th and we got a touch – just a touch – of frost.  The high southeast corner of the roof on the farmstand was garnished with a whitish wedge at sunrise and the low spot that I push my … Continue reading

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High Tunnels

The first of the two new high tunnels for winter greens is 95% done. We finish the second tomorrow!

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Morning Sing with Mojo

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Mini and “15” or Mini and Mojo or Mini and Emo or Mini and Squeaker… Piglet’s got a lot of names.

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“Piglet 15 of 18” joins the household collective… resistance is futile.

This morning JB and I were doing chores. Chores have expanded dramatically lately. We are now milking all five of the cows, bottle feeding three calves, monitoring Patience-the-Momma- pig and her piglets’ progress, tending the various chickens, wondering how two of … Continue reading

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Mini the Moo-er

Mini, the extremely small calf, has moved into the ell. This is a new high — perhaps extreme is the better word — in animal management for McClary Hill Farm. Sheep have been bottle fed and diapered and moved into … Continue reading

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Great Grandmom Nectarine (no nickname), Grandmom Clementine (Tiny), Mom Tangerine (Teeny), and here’s Mini… I suppose Micro is next.

Mini was born yesterday. She is the smallest calf that I have seen.  She is weak and as of this morning still can’t stand. But she does have a will to eat.  We milked colostrum off Mom (Teeny) and fed … Continue reading

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Piglets? Oh, just a couple…

  I just gave birth to 18 piglets. Why are you taking my picture?

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It’s Been a While…

Loads of stuff going on here Onions and Garlic are in.         Tomatoes are taking over           Patience Pig about to pop           New hoop barns for winter greens … Continue reading

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