Posts Tagged ‘Commune’

Our fledgling pig program and the adoption of Penelope

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Our first three pigs were Wilbur, Gladys and Petunia. Well, there was a fourth one, a runt that came free with Wilbur, but the neighbor’s dog got into the pen and he is no more; c’est la vie, little piglet. These three got quite large, so after we pulled everything out of our gardens, we used them to plow up all the little spots that are annoying to get a tractor into.

We put them into our big greenhouse, the high tunnel, and then we put them into our kitchen beds near the house.

In order to make the pig program financially successful, we decided to try getting a registered, heritage breed pig. Taji decided that she wanted a Berkshire, and so little Penelope was retrieved from Creasy Hill Springs Farm.

Briefly, Penelope lived in Taji’s bedroom, until that was decided to be a situation less than ideal.

So little Penelope got moved out into the pigpen with Gladys and Petunia (with more-aggressive Wilbur slaughtered just for the occasion), and we discovered that pigs bite each other! So Penelope got put into the chicken tractor to get bigger.

DIY MOHAWKS

Monday, August 23rd, 2010
It started out like any other Monday morning, the birds were singing and Laurne's long locks were secured in a very pedestrian ponytail.

It started out like any other Monday morning, the birds were singing and Laurne’s long locks were secured in a very pedestrian ponytail.

Lauren had been talking about wanting a mohawk for some time. She didn't a faux-hawk but a real one kind of like the one Nightshade has...

Lauren had been talking about wanting a mohawk for some time. She didn’t a faux-hawk but a real one kind of like the one Nightshade has…

Yeah, Acorn is pretty much in the sticks, so not much happens. So when something finally does there are sure to be at least a handful of spectators- Here Mardock, Andros and Darla (who also just got a DIY haircut) came to offer support and to be among the first to catch a glimpse of Lauren's new 'do.

Yeah, Acorn is pretty much in the sticks, so not much happens. So when something finally does there are sure to be at least a handful of spectators- Here Mardock, Andros and Darla (who also just got a DIY haircut) came to offer support and to be among the first to catch a glimpse of Lauren’s new ‘do.

Leaving a great big pile of hair on the floor is never cool, especially when the bathroom is shared with a dozen or so people. Not to worry, it was swept up and composted.

Leaving a great big pile of hair on the floor is never cool, especially when the bathroom is shared with a dozen or so people. Not to worry, it was swept up and composted.

The final result: hard-core Lauren.... Kind of makes me wish I had a mohawk too. - Thanks for reading Airy

The final result: hard-core Lauren…. Kind of makes me wish I had a mohawk too. – Thanks for reading Airy

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