Byline: By CAROLE SOULE

The unusual problem for Sugar

5/10/19

Jason, a farm helper, found the white heifer moments after she was born. The calf was already walking, and her mom, Sarah, was licking to clean and...

In our never-ending effort to control costs and delight our cattle, we are always looking for healthy additions to the hay and grass that are...

Only one of the 15 calves we expect this year has been born. Star gave birth to a Highlander heifer named Rain on April 11 at 7 a.m.Like most beef...

Life and death on the farm

4/22/19

Sometimes it’s tough being a farmer. Life and death reside side by side on every animal farm.One day Elspeth was a happy, furry white heifer who...

Cattle chats

4/12/19

Every tot knows that cows go “moo,” but there’s a little more to it than that. The soft chortle-moo of mother to baby is distinct from the growl...

Traits of a champion

4/5/19

On a recent road trip, Bruce and I stopped in Lexington, Ky., to visit the Kentucky Horse Park, a 1,224-acre working horse farm and educational...

Fences are a joke to the three amigos

4/1/19

Sometimes I envy crop farmers. Their corn and potatoes do not steal food from the apple trees, then run around the farm looking for trouble. But...

Visiting with longhorns

3/22/19

We have long-horned cattle on our farm in New Hampshire, but our Scottish Highlanders don’t look like the Texas Longhorns.Highlanders come in solid...

Cows on a theater stage?

3/20/19

At the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, the playbill for Stones in His Pockets promised me: “Two Actors. Fifteen characters. Cows.” This would be my kind...

Living it up in the lone star state

3/9/19

It was warm for February, but not for February in Texas. Bruce and I were down there buying a used truck.While my New Hampshire cattle were busy...

Finding the perfect farm truck

3/1/19

The new year began with our search for a new-to-us truck to supplement our aging Ford F350. For us, picking the right vehicle is like hiring an...

Throwaway plastic is everywhere – plastic forks, plastic straws, plastic cups, and oh so many plastic bags!Red River Theater in Concord recently...

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