Jun 152016
 

The docile, even friendly, disposition of the Large Black breed makes it ideal for beginners to pigs. Their disposition is so friendly we don’t even remove tusks from boars on the property. When one of the adult pigs approaches you chances are they are either looking for a treat or will flop down beside you wanting their bellies rubbed.

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Jul 202015
 

For a number of years now I have purposly kept political and governmental things off of JuicyMaters.  There used to be a political category here long ago but I split it off to its own blog as most visitors here don’t want to read my bloviating about politics (unless its food related, like GMO’s, or yurt related like getting the government’s permission to live in a tent). I’m breaking a rule today.  In light of events last Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee (50 miles north of me) I struggled for what to say…then I read this, from an anonymous Marine.  I

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May 312015
 

JuicyMaters covers a lot of topics, but how-tos on writing has never been one of them I don’t think…Until now. I got a comment today on one of my posts that was complementary about the blog, and that asked how I get started writing.  I figure there are others out there who have blogs, or maybe want to write the next Great American Novel, and either way wonder the same

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Apr 182015
 

Well folks, just a short note here as I still can’t see very well to type, but I wanted to let the folks that are waiting for the yurt book know what is going on and when to expect it. My eye surgeries are done, and I’m in recovery mode now.  My doctor says it will be about a month before everything has settled down in my eyes and I can expect to be able to see well again.  He says I may…or may not…be able to see well enough before then to get back to my finishing up the

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Mar 052015
 

Hi folks…I just wanted to write y’all a short note about the book The Yurt: From Dreaming ABOUT It to Dreaming IN it.  Due to some eyesight related health issues the book has been delayed. As I had told you in my last post, the book’s release was planned on March 1st, which obviously has passed.  Shortly after announcing that release date I discovered it was getting increasingly difficult to see things like a computer screen and keyboard (no, I never learned to touch type…I have to watch my fingers and the keys). While the book was nearing completion when

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