Byline: By CAROLE SOULE

Do you think cows like to be hugged? Mine do! My shaggy Scottish Highlanders were literally bred for it. That is to say, on Miles Smith Farm any...

The day-old calf had vanished. Yesterday the black-and-white heifer had been up and walking, and her Scottish Highlander mom, Laverne, had been...

Cattle can be trained to eat weeds

6/7/19

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

An open gate is like a neon sign

5/31/19

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...

Cattle head off to greener pastures

5/24/19

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

5/17/19

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...

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...

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