FARMS

These days, some local farmers are looking ahead, hoping the consumer landscape has changed for good.It’s an undercurrent now, a shift in thought...

David Murray, whose family has owned Murray Farm and Greenhouse in Penacook for more than 100 years, said the quick clean up after a Wednesday fire...

Murray Farms is gearing up for its 101st summer from when it began in 1918 as a dairy farm.The farm’s third generation moved their attention to...

For more than 40 years, people have navigated the winding roads of Henniker to cut trees and buy ornaments Steve Forster’s Christmas tree farm.In...

PHOTOS: Alpacas hang out in Hopkinton

12/6/17

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...

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...

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...

It’s time to setup the “cow wash” to get ready for the Hopkinton Fair, which is almost here. The hair I clipped off my shaggy Scottish Highlanders...

A new calf is born on the farm

8/4/17

The Scottish Highlander calf showed up Sunday morning about 6 a.m. I found her an hour later already on her feet. Even at 7 a.m., it was hot and...

Bucky the boar is a watchful dad

7/28/17

The piglet was stuck under a fallen tree branch squealing to be released. Bucky, our 700-pound boar, was doing his best to lift the branch off the...

Learning to live the pig life

7/14/17

Chipmunk, the sow, jumped to her feet, growled and grabbed Herman, tossing him into the corner. Herman, a piglet injured at birth, had been away...

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