Byline: By CAROLE SOULE

In farming and acting, community is key

2/23/18

Swords clashed, fighters groaned and the audience gasped as a battle raged on stage and actors fell to the ground.At the end, spoiler alert, the...

Cows are covered with snow blanket

2/16/18

A blanket of snow covered my black and red Scottish Highlanders turning them white.When it snows you might ask, “why don’t you bring your cows...

Civil War musket shot cow, not fatally

2/14/18

The bullet was lodged under the steer’s skin for at least six months. It was a bullet, called a minié, from a rifle-musket that didn’t kill the...

Local cattle root for Patriots

2/3/18

Gameday is here and my livestock are ready, are you?Our Scottish Highlander cattle like to wear Patriot’s bling while the pigs just like to eat the...

Rescue mission for a down cow

1/30/18

Just after feeding, I saw a white belly and kicking legs in the back pasture. Two yearlings were staring at the form on the ground.Something was...

Twin calves reunited on farm

1/23/18

This week, I took four pigs and a heifer to the butcher. Processing animals that I have spent so much time raising is challenging and sad, but we...

Animals enjoy sweet treats

1/16/18

Don’t know what to do with leftover holiday candy? Here’s a thought: feed it to livestock.Of course, too much sugar is not good for cattle, but a...

Shivering calf isn’t a good sign

1/7/18

My fingers hurt. The plastic wrap on the hay bale was frozen and so were my fingers.Bruce got out of the Bobcat to help me, the one-woman ground...

Livestock can form relationships

12/22/17

The two sheep, Faith and Joy, would not leave the trailer. They huddled behind Eleanor, the Sicilian donkey, who had placed her body between me and...

Kitchen leftovers go to feed animals

12/18/17

What can you do with kitchen vegetable scraps? It might take six months but there is a way to convert leftover cabbage, carrots, pumpkins and other...

Animals are smarter than you may think

12/12/17

There were clearly pig tracks in the dirt, and the decorative pumpkins in front of the store had been eaten, but there were no loose pigs.The empty...

Autumn is when I wean the calves

12/1/17

It’s weaning time on the farm, that special time of year when we are kept up all night by the mooing of the cows calling to their calves. The eight...

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