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Cattle can be trained to eat weeds


The dandelions disappeared as my cattle munched their way across the pasture. They snatched up the yellow flowers, which they seemed to prefer over...

Quirky, nostalgic, practical


When Corinne Morse found one of her late grandmother’s handwritten recipes inside an old cookbook, she wanted to share it with her mother. So she...

New rose hybrids are easy to care for


Roses are among the oldest flowers in cultivation, although many have earned a reputation as fussy or difficult to grow. Some of the newer shrub...

An open gate is like a neon sign


I had the cows where I wanted them, but when I turned to shut the gate, I heard the clop, clop, clop of hooves behind me.Adriana, a smart, older...

Save the bees with your lawn


Flowering “bee lawns” that attract pollinators are a compromise between fastidious turf management and the more casual yard approach. They add...

Before it’s too late, I must address one of my pet peeves: deliberately putting plastic in soil.Take, for instance, black plastic sheeting sold as...

Cattle head off to greener pastures


Miles Smith Farm Summer Camp is about to begin its 2019 season. This is not a typical summer camp. It opens in May and does not include swimming...

Bovine babysitters give mom a break


When Mom wants to dine out, what does she do with the kids? Getting a babysitter is an option. Believe it or not, cows do the same.Cows come in...

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