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The dream of becoming a farmer has multiplied in many ways
Radio interview source: Warren Emlenton, Owner, Baytree Farm Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Warren Thomas of Emlenton, Pennsylvania, grew up in the suburbs, but wanted to be a farmer...
I was backing out of the garage this morning when a pickup blocked my path. A man jumped out and said, "Hey, do you have sheep? They are in town." He gave a street name where they had last...
Bob and I sorted the ewes yesterday, a job that has several steps, none of which go smoothly: 1. Run the ewes in barn. 2. Run a few at a time into the chute. 3. Bob reads eartags while I look in...
Iowa family converts valuable cropland into rotational grazing haven
During the two decades Tom and Mary Cory have been farming together near the rural community of Elkhart, Iowa, the couple has explored many diverse agricultural adventures. When they began farming in...
Soay sheep are a small breed perfect for someone without a lot of room to spare. Soays are easy keepers, don't require shearing, and make great weed wackers.
Radio interview source: Priscilla Weaver, Sheep Owner Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below It's common for hobby farmers to raise sheep that are eventually...
It's not always easy to tell the condition of sheep just by looking at them. Body condition scoring is a tool to evaluate animals' health and production efficiency.
Radio interview source: Jim Thompson, Extension Sheep Specialist, Oregon State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below It's essential to evaluate...
It's 100 degrees, so Bob cut the alfalfa and says we are baling hay. He's going in the top of the barn, not me. I'm not sure how our sheep survive this prolonged period of hot and humid...
Pat Elliott, who makes award-winning cheese…thanks to her dog.
Radio interview source: Dr. Pat Elliott, Owner, Everona Dairy Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Pat Elliott of Rapidan, Virginia is a family practice doctor. She also makes...
The Living the Country Life TV series is now in its second season on RFD-TV. Here's a look at some things that took place behind the cameras, courtesy of host Betsy Freese.
When you're living the country life, fair time is a huge deal! Here are some favorite fair photos from our readers and staff.