Byline: By CAROLE SOULE

A living link

11/12/18

Young cowgirls and boys waited patiently in line for a ride on one of our shaggy Scottish Highlanders.Curious Bleu, a red Highlander steer, was...

A rebellious pig goes missing

11/8/18

‘Where is the fourth pig?” I asked husband Bruce as we fed the goats, sheep and donkey.The three pigs were part of a litter born three months...

There’s a hierarchy in the cattle world

10/26/18

‘Which one is the dominant animal?” my husband, Bruce, asked over the phone. Without hesitation, I said, Topper. We had pastured a small herd of...

Healing hooves

10/19/18

Victor hobbled quickly ahead of me on three legs, his right front foot swinging in the air. He had escaped through an open gate. Even on three legs...

Animals deserve a good blessing

10/12/18

The blast of bagpipes cut through the morning mist in front of the 1840s St. Paul School Chapel as Ryder, a yearling calf, waited to be blessed as...

Nothing says cows like full costumes

10/10/18

The fair season is over, and the Highland Riders 4-H kids and their ribbon-winning animal associates can look back on it with satisfaction. I call...

Jeff Jordan of Chichester was a good friend and a fellow farmer. It seemed like one day he was helping me load lambs into our trailer, and the next...

Making a daring escape on the farm

9/20/18

Smokey, one of four bulls on the farm, was in the wrong pasture again. He was supposed to be in with the cows I wanted to be bred, but somehow he...

Learning from mom

9/20/18

Brittany’s baby was small. Her white bull calf weighed only 45 pounds (half the weight of most Scottish Highlander calves), but he was walking and...

Life on the farm: Putting on a show

9/10/18

‘You may have to take the 4-H heifers home and wait for the proper paperwork to be completed,” said the veterinarian from Blackwater Veterinarian...

‘Your tattoos are the best we’ve seen all day,” said the inspecting veterinarian.We had just unloaded our first group of cattle at the fairgrounds...

Teaching oxen to work as a team

8/27/18

Stash looked at me through his fringe of shaggy hair as I shouted, “Walk on!” He just stood staring at me with a puzzled look on his face. I was...

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