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Even though it’s six weeks away, now is the time to prepare for the Hopkinton State Fair.Tonight, I put a yoke on my favorite ox team, Topper and...

The challenges of moo-ving cattle

7/12/19

The Cow Taxi (our big pickup with stock trailer) has been busy shuttling cattle this week.I felt like a soccer mom delivering these cows to this...

It’s July. Time to relax at Wallis Sands Beach with a good book and cooler full of lemonade and grassfed roast beef sandwiches. It’s time to wiggle...

Head on down to farmers market

6/29/19

Dogs greet each other as babies sleep in strollers, while their parents buy fresh lettuce, green beans and cucumbers, along with local meat at the...

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...

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