Monthly Archives: March 2011

Burning barrel of fun

Back behind our house there were two metal barrels rusting into the ground. They have been there since we bought the place. I got the bright idea to see if I could get one unearthed and use it as a … Continue reading

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I finished my very first handmade wool scarf a few weeks ago. I gave it to friend but now I am thinking about commandeering Lee’s green yarn so I can make another one. The yarn is a tweed made out … Continue reading

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Complete Costs of Raising Pigs

This post is the long-promised summary of the costs and yield of raising two pigs for meat. I collected as much data as possible throughout the whole process with the hope of compiling a more complete picture than is often … Continue reading

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