Monthly Archives: October 2007

End of October garden?!?

We’ve had some amazing weather this month. Not the usual northern Iowa late-October cold and chill. Here’s a pictorial tour of our garden right now. I can’t believe how much food is out there still. There have been some cool … Continue reading

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Beans beans the magical fruit

Saturday was an absolutely gorgeous fall day. A good day to get out and pick the drying beans. I had my nephew here, and he and Rafe were busy digging holes and hauling loads of dirt around the garden. (I … Continue reading

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It's National Pork Month, after all

Matt says it’s time to put some beef on this here blog, but I’ve just got too many cute pig pictures to share! This is the litter that was born last Friday. How cute and shiny are they?! And I … Continue reading

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Pigtails

Holy cow, er, pig! Yesterday’s post was my 500th! As a “Happy Blogiversary” gift, would anyone still reading this little blog please leave a comment? Here’s the very first post. Some other favorite posts from 2004 & 2005. I’ll post … Continue reading

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Oink

The 6-week-old piglets have had free range of the farm, and you just never know where you’re going to spot them…out in the pasture, in the corn crib/chicken coop, in the corn field. Matt got a pen built for them … Continue reading

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Quick update

Breakfast of champions – a Sugar Creek Farm breakfast sausage patty topped off with homemade syrup Just a quick product update: Chickens are sold out for the year! I only had about 29 extra’s out of 146. I took them … Continue reading

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Adventures in horseback riding

Duddy A friend of ours invited Olivia on a trail ride this past Saturday, out at his in-laws’ farm. Sounded nice. Just so happened that the guy who sold us Star had mentioned the week before that he had another … Continue reading

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Apple picking

The kids had the day off school today so I took the day off, too, and we hit the Appleberry Farm to pick some apples. Appleberry is just west of Marshalltown, which is a couple of hours south of us. … Continue reading

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"family time"

Yesterday afternoon’s task was to sort 5 pigs… from a pen of 14…right after a heavy rain. And not just any 5 pigs. The 5 Chester Whites of the bunch. It was a little hard to tell which ones were … Continue reading

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Saving the world

one brussel sprout at a time. Well, that may be a bit grandiose. But this quote from Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” (which I just finally started reading) really floored me: “If every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a … Continue reading

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