Tag Archives: Farm Life

Herding goats and cats

Many things may be seen on rural roads in farm country. Herding goats is one part of the daily chores; they need to graze. While herding goats this individual also manages to herd a couple of cats. Now that is … Continue reading

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Migrants

Back when I roamed the byways and rural hills of the states looking for photos for stock agencies, I traveled with another photographer who also did the same kind of work. She shared the driving so hat each of us … Continue reading

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At the farmer’s market

In farm country, the farmer’s market is on the weekend a place to meet and exchange gossip and farming ideas. One also buys what isn’t grown on your place and usually you sell your product as well. There is always … Continue reading

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And what else

Traveling around NY State making photos for my stock agency, I roamed the length and breadth of the rural areas. The two farmers that owned this farm stand were busy selling their own produce and others from the area. People … Continue reading

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Picking up

After mowing, some cuttings will go straight to the feed rough, rather than getting baled. Usually this happens is the weather has been damp for a few days and the fields haven’t dried. It has to be removed from the … Continue reading

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The walk to the mailbox is a bit long

In some places in Vermont, the driveway to the house can be just slightly shorter than the main road coming from town. Unless you live in a state that is rural the concept of having a half to one mile … Continue reading

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Burn off

Getting fields ready for planting requires a bit of work, not just discing under winter cover but in some cases burning off fields that were fallow for a year or two. The ash is good fertilizer; one danger of a … Continue reading

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This farm animal doesn’t moo

Vermont has turned to more exotic animals as dairy prices have dropped. No, You’re not going to get a job in the parlor milking emu. These birds, along with elk and buffalo, are raised as meat stock as they appear … Continue reading

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Farm auctions

These are not always pleasant times. Lately many of these auctions are on farms that are going bankrupt. Farmers will come from around the area to see what is offered; they need machinery or tools, perhaps they can get what … Continue reading

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Spring Pasture

As the snows recede, the sugaring starts, the pastures become open, the sheep and goats get out and feed on natural browse. Spring in Vermont is a fickle season, warm one day, 70° temperatures and a day later, a foot … Continue reading

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