Byline: By CAROLE SOULE

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...

The odd couple

2/15/19

A goose is a female; a gander is a male. “The collective noun for a group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; when in flight they are called a...

Hay feeders can be cow traps

2/9/19

Topper’s horns were wedged tight in the metal hay feeder. While reaching for a tasty bit of hay, he pushed his head into the feeder and turned his...

A therapeutic hug

2/5/19

Ready for winter to be over? Do early darkness and painfully cold weather depress you, as they do me? Well, I’ve found the antidote: Cuddling a cow...

Half your hay by Groundhog Day

1/25/19

‘Half your hay by Groundhog Day,” is an old saying that helps a farmer estimate how much hay is needed to make it through the winter. Even if...

DNA testing for cattle

1/18/19

When calves are born at Miles Smith Farm in March and April, it’s obvious who their moms are. They’ll be nursing, protecting and generally fussing...

Even cows need a nice pampering

1/11/19

Kelsie struggled a bit in the squeeze chute as she settled in for her yearly pedicure. With a rope attached below her “dew claws,” we gently lifted...

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