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An orphan finds a friend on the farm


I found June, a 2-month-old Scottish Highlander calf, standing next to her mom’s lifeless body, mooing to get her up. But Missy had eaten something...

Neither evening stocks nor jasmine tobacco are particularly worthy plants by day. But as darkness falls, the petals of each of these flowers unfurl...

Return of the Granny Nanny


Gone, for now, are the days when retirees Bill and Mary Hill could do whatever they please. Since school started for their only grandchild, they...

With autumn and colder weather around the corner and no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic, many people may be cooking at home more often...

It might seem that a calf born on the farm lives out his life there. That’s true of 90 percent of the herd at Miles Smith Farm. But some cattle...

Eat Local


August is “New Hampshire Eat Local Month” It’s a 31-day occasion worth observing. (Not to be confused with “eat locals.”) When you purchase local...

Recently I saw a beautiful orange butterfly speckled with black — a great spangled fritillary — feeding on orange hawkweed in a meadow. I observed...

Dining in style


Squeezing the most out of summer – especially this coronavirus summer – has often meant eating and entertaining outside, for those with the space...

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