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How can I have 65 head of cattle, four horses, a donkey, pigs, sheep, cats, and chickens – but no dog? It’s a fair question.There is nothing more...

The art of cattle psychology


We were moving cattle into the holding pen to sort them when Kelsie, a 10-year-old Scottish Highlander cow, stopped, turned toward me, and looked...

With public playgrounds closed or offering restricted hours, the safest place for children to have outdoor fun is in the security of their own...

Give a child a box of crayons and a piece of paper, and ask for a flower, and you very likely will get a picture of a daisy.Daisies also hold...

At Miles Smith Farm, we have two kinds of cattle: Scottish Highlanders and Angus/Hereford cross-breeds. There are many differences between these...

Learn to read animals’ minds


About halfway through the trail ride, Sally said, “This horse won’t stay on the path.”Sally is a 21-year-old college student who had paid me for an...

No milking duties for these cows


Every so often, someone will ask: “Do you milk your cows?”It might seem like a tempting resource, but beef cattle like my Scottish Highlanders...


All but two of our expected calves have been born. We recently purchased two pregnant cows, which are due in August. We can live with that, but...

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