Monthly archive for January2014

Throwback Thursday / Lineman Rodeo

Throwback Thursday / Lineman Rodeo

My boss is stuck in Atlanta for yet another day after visiting some customers at IPPE, thanks to the snow.  This winter’s severe cold weather has reminded me of the men and women who work hard to keep power on so we can keep our…

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Show time

Show time

We’re headed off to Des Moines this morning to set up for the Iowa Pork Congress.  January is show season in the pork industry. South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa all have their state industry conventions in January, and there’s even an industry conference at a…

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Helping with dinner

Helping with dinner

Most of my time at Crystal Spring colony is spent working with the guys in the Hog Equipment shop, so I relish opportunities to hang out with the ladies.  The whiteboard in the dining room said that the kitchen crew needed help making pierogis for…

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Hard at work

Hard at work

We spent a few days at Crystal Spring Colony last week and I stopped in for a quick visit to the Hog Equipment shop.  Everyone was hard at work. Adrian was setting the specifications for a new laser job. Caleb was busy folding stainless steel…

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Shoo, pig.

Shoo, pig.

Part of my responsibility when we’re in a barn (other than taking pictures, running the timer for water flow, learning about pig behavior, coming up with little stories for the blog, being the helper errand girl, etc.) is to keep the pigs from bothering Chad….

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Baby, it’s cold outside!

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Welcome to 2014, everyone!   I hope everyone’s holidays were merry and bright.  We’ve been enjoying some true winter weather here in Nebraska, with cold temps and an inch or two of snow every few days. I’ve talked before about the benefits of raising pigs…

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