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Last week, two more calves were born – late in the year for Miles Smith Farm. We like our calves born in April or May, so how did we end up with...

Sparkle-the-Pig came trotting into the barnyard at about 1 p.m.  Sparkle and her grandmother, Charlotte, share a pasture about 800 feet down the...

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...

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