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I have seen goats milked many times. But Kristie is the fastest goat milker. Bubba keeps the goat steady.
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pooper is still under construction
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wofati area starting to get dug out
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Makin tamarack shakes. Charlie is holding the fro with the home-made handle.

Bob realizes there is only one way to get charlie's job.
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Thanks for sharing. I love seeing the animals and the experiments you are starting in The Lab.

I'm looking forward to seeing more construction photos and the finished pooper and wofati. What type of floor will the wofati have?

Julie
 
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Bob wasn't holding on when I have the cart an extra bump
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Steven Feil wrote:Did that plant have hairy foliage or was it smooth?

Jocelyn Campbell wrote:More pics from yesterday.

Going back today with Montana plant books in hand to brush up on my plant i.d. skills.



Smooth leaves. It's arrowleaf balsamroot.
 
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(: Awesome pics!! I think i'm turnin green over here! wish I was there now!
 
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Tim Southwell wrote:

Are you simply using the acreage as a feeding ground for the pigs, or do you have some design intent on this particular ground after the pigs have worked it over? What is the paddock size the pigs are on? What feed, if any, are you supplementing for their diet? Is the electric fence direct grid tie in, or are you using a remote solar panel to charge your controller? What variety of pigs do you have? how many? where did you buy them and how much?



design: there is a buffet of desires that all fit in between short term and long term. At this moment, I am glad that pigs are here. In time, I hope that the systems with the pigs are optimized more than they are now.

paddock size: I know that one of the earliest paddocks was about an acre. For seven pigs, I like the idea of paddocks that are about two acres.

feed: I saw kristie give them some goats milk.

fence: battery powered. The hottest battery zapper premier sells.

variety: no clue - maybe tim or kristie will chime in because these are their pigs.
 
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Julie Anderson wrote: What type of floor will the wofati have?



I am thinking that it will be an oiled earthen floor. Kinda like what is described in the book "Just Enough"
 
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