Byline: By CAROLE SOULE

Used pumpkin decorations become farm food

11/22/17

Not sure what to do with all those Thanksgiving pumpkin decorations? No need to cook them or peel them. Just donate them to your favorite cows or...

Waiting for the cows to come in

11/17/17

The cows didn’t want to come home.We thought with the recent snow and cold temperatures the 18 head of cattle at one of our remote pastures in...

Generators keep farm running after storm

11/17/17

Next to us at the gas pump, a man was filling a container with gas. The guy in front of us pulled a container from his car and filled that it as we...

Homemade cider is hard, but tasty work

11/3/17

At the pressing party, each person took three to four-minute shifts turning the crank that ground the apples into mush. Six bushels of apples...

Magnets can save cows’ lives

10/27/17

How can a magnet save a cow’s life? Here’s how: While our cattle were grazing in a leased pasture in Gilmanton, the farm owner replaced the barn...

Get clean with some homemade detergent

10/17/17

When I’m getting my hair cut or I’m at the feed store, I wonder if anyone will notice the mud on my boots or crusted dirt on my cargo pants.Cargo...

Up close look at animals at the fair

10/6/17

It only rained one day at the Deerfield Fair this year. Our hairy cattle didn’t mind the cold, wet weather, but it chilled me to the bone. Most...

As I watched from my window, a chickadee parent fed her baby, also in flight. The young bird grabbed the meal and continued on its way. The bird...

Protective pig picks a fight

9/22/17

As he hovered over Charlotte, my 800-pound “pet” sow, Bucky lunged. I felt his hot breath on my hand as he snapped at me with his tusks stopping...

Pig tales

9/15/17

The pigs were bouncing through the cow pasture barking at the turkeys and snorting at the calves. It was a delightful, happy scene except for one...

Home from the Hopkinton Fair

9/8/17

When I returned from the show ring with my oxen Monday night, the crew was already packing up our barn at the Hopkinton State Fair. I was exhausted...

The cow washing is underway, horns are polished, and we’ve moved into the Hopkinton State Fair grounds for Labor Day weekend. If my cows are at the...

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