Tag: pot-bellied pig

  • Not one just like the other

    Right now, as the sun sets on Saturday, Sophie is rooting grasses for a bed to sleep under the stars. In a week’s time, she seems to have developed a penchant for the outside rather than her nest inside her outbuilding. Her stint as visiting ambassador at Sauder Village, for porcine everywhere, and here on […]

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  • Sophie’s choice

    Yeah, yeah, yeah…I did go there with the title of this post. But it’s true; Sophie the pot-bellied pig had her first road trip as an educational ambassador for The Quarry Farm, and this happened as a result of a choice she made on Friday. As testified by the previous post, “Sticky toes and hiking sticks”, […]

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  • Not tomorrow, but today

    We’ve been away for awhile–not in body so much as in mind. For the past few days, the sky has loomed gray. While the temperatures were in the 30s (Fahrenheit), the air was heavy with wet, the kind of damp that soaks into your tissues and no amount of blankets will chase the chill away. […]

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  • As another bus rolls by

    This is the week when, beyond the preserve perimeter and the latch of the gate, the yellow buses begin to roll with the new school year. In the heavy, humid morning air — doesn’t seem to matter if the temperature is high or low — there are 1/2 mile shouts of “Bus!” from siblings who are […]

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  • Happy dance

    With Beatrice and Lucy watching cautiously from a distance, Carlton joyfully expressed his way through a garden house shower on a hot, humid August 17.

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  • Sophie’s gate opens

    That tail hasn’t stopped wagging.

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  • Spring 2015 newsletter

    Three workshops await you on the The Quarry Farm this season, including a May 2 workshop that should be of great interest to science teachers and gardeners. Click on the newsletter cover to the right to read the highlights of what has happened recently on the nature preserve, gardens and farm animal sanctuary, as well […]

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  • and then there were four…

    A little less than a month ago, we made a relatively short drive north to pick up a potbellied pig that, lost or abandoned (though most likely abandoned), had wandered into our friend June’s yard. Not knowing about us at the time, June called Laura Zitzelberger at Nature’s Nursery, who, in turn, called us. The […]

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  • A New Year’s Day walk below the wind

    This new year looks bleak, with harsh, cold wind and an absence of snow. Thursday afternoon, I walked down the lane and had to fight to open the gate against bluster, feeling the cold bite of the latch’s surface through my work gloves. No one followed me to the gate in hopes of treats. I’m […]

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  • Summer is underway, and with it comes a newsletter

    Hot off the printer, as well as an upload, is The Quarry Farm 2014 Summer Newsletter. Lots to talk about, like the fact that The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm is a 501(c)3 public charity, and plenty of things coming up. Click on the cover at left, open and read away. Hope you […]

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