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Rose’s fall piglets

Rose has a lovely litter that she’s nursing at the moment. They’re about 2.5 weeks old and a rainbow of colors, ranging from the pure pink one that Eleanor has named Wilbur (although I think the piglet is a girl…)… Continue Reading →

The fruits of summer

Eleanor hit the jackpot this evening when we noticed the raspberries by the pond were ripe and plentiful, or at least plentiful enough to satisfy her appetite. This fall I hope to thin the patch out and improve the harvest… Continue Reading →

Built farm tough

We’re doing some work around the pond and this girl has been integral. No one will deny she is built farm tough. Yes, that’s her very own Stihl chainsaw.

If it fits… it sits…

Yesterday we were greeted with a chilly morning, around 40 degrees. Today we were up over 80. Apparently summer did decide to arrive, just in time for June this week. We moved the meat pigs to help eat down some… Continue Reading →

Putting the pigs to work

I’m probably a little behind, but my goal is to start getting the vegetable starts out of the basement and into the garden this weekend. Likely I should have started things like peas outside already, but I didn’t have the… Continue Reading →

Moose!!!

We had some dusk visitors to the pond this evening. We happened to look out the window while headed for a potty break during bedtime and noticed cow and calf moose availing themselves of some refreshments at the pond edge…. Continue Reading →

Off the grid again…

We spent 88 hours off the grid after a big thunderstorm on Friday. This time the line was snapped on our road, and many other places in the region, delaying restoration of power. We were very thankful for the generator… Continue Reading →

Out of the Mud

We’ve finally had enough dry weather and greening up to be able to move the big pigs from their winter pasture to a new area. The mud was bad after the rains on Sunday, but after we woke up to… Continue Reading →

Spring!

Spring on a Maple farm means cleaning up from sugaring. We pulled all the spouts yesterday. Well, actually, Eleanor did most of the work, with just a little help to be able to reach. As usual, she had to drag… Continue Reading →

Snow in April…

…what to do?? Go sledding after dinner! Yup, 4 inches of dense snow has blanketed Sweet Bear Farm this evening. The pigs are skeptical, they were enjoying the sunshine and relaxing on the old bedding piles and splashing in their… Continue Reading →

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